Trouble as Judicial commission probing Fayemi begins sitting

Kayode Fayemi

The Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the Ekiti State Government to look into the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014 has commenced sitting in Ado Ekiti.

Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Thursday, the Chairman of the JCE, Justice Bamidele Oyewole (retd.) highlighted the terms of reference of the commission to include ascertaining the actual amount that accrued to the state as statutory allocations from the Federation Account.

He said the commission would also consider all relevant financial transactions of the state during the period under review.

According to him, the commission also has the mandate to investigate the allegations of fraud, diversion and conversion of funds related to the Universal Basic Education Commission.

He stressed that the commission would find out the exact amount received on behalf of the state under the scheme and how it was expended.

Oyewole added that the commission was, in addition, authorised to verify the amounts obtained as loans by government within the period and how the funds were utilised.

Members of the commission are Mrs Bolanle Wale-Awe, Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo, a representative of labour unions, Oladele Blessing; Mrs Adesola Oluremi, Mr Vincent Omodara, Sunday Bamise and State Director of Public Prosecution, Gbemiga Adaramola (Secretary).

The commission has three months to conclude its assignment. Punch

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