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Omisore stops panel of inquiry in Osun

14 August 2014, 09:22

Osogbo - The PDP defeated governorship candidate in Osun, Sen. Iyiola Omisore on Wednesday secured an order to prevent the panel of enquiry on "disturbance of public peace" from investigating him.

The state government had set up a panel of enquiry on "disturbance of public peace" to investigate Omisore and Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, in July.

The panel’s Chairman, Justice Moshood Adeigbe, made this known at the panel’s sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday.

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Adeigbe said the panel had received an interim order from the High Court ordering that status quo be maintained pending the ruling on the application.

The panel had summoned Adesiyan and Omisore to appear before it following a petition written by Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, that the respondents attacked him during a PDP stakeholders meeting in April in Osogbo.

Adeleke, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), had alleged that Omisore and Adesiyan threatened to kill him during the meeting, and urged the commission to investigate the allegation.

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Omisore, however, refused to appear before the panel, saying that the commission lacked power to investigate him.

Meanwhile, Counsel to the petitioner, Lekan Olayiwola, urged the panel to allow the petitioner to go on with the hearing of the matter despite the interim order.

Adeigbe, who admitted that the panel is lower to the High Court, however, adjourned the sitting till August 19, pending the vacation of the interim order.

-    NAN


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