Civil Society Group Questions Osinbajo’s Role in Aregbesola Probe

by on August 7, 2015

The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO) on Friday, August 7, 2015, asked the President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Vice President (VP), Professor Yemi Osinbajo, over his interference in Osun matter and his attempt to shield the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbola, from probe according to a report from Daily Independent.

CSCEO claimed that it has uncovered a clandestine plan by the VP in conjunction with all the governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s national leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to save Aregbesola from investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by raising a sum of N4.7 billion through a pet project tagged, “Operation Save Rauf Aregbesola Project (OSRAP) for the said assignment.

Besides, the group alleged that part of the “OSRAP” fund had been set aside to prosecute illegal dismissal of a serving Osun State High Court Judge, Justice Olamide Oloyede, from the bench by the National Judicial Council (NJC), as part of the effort to shield Aregbesola from probe over the petition authored by the serving judge.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ Press Centre in Osogbo, the Chairman of CSCEO, Adeniyi Sulaiman, urged the apex judicial body to disregard any petition sent against Justice Oloyede, noting that the judge did not commit any offence than being on the side of the people on the matter.

Sulaiman stated that the conference was imperative as a way to keep informing the members of the public on the present sorry situation of the state under the government of Aregbesola, calling on all lovers of natural, constitutional and social justice all over the world to shift attention to Osun State where Aregbesola provided poverty, hunger, death and underdevelopment as dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

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