Ondo drops suit against chief justice’s ‘half-brother’

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo State attorney-general and commissioner for justice Charles Titiloye has ordered the discontinuation of the suit filed against Olupelumi Fagboyegun, the alleged half-brother of the state chief judge, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu, before a Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had ordered the attorney-general to investigate the matter after Mr Fagboyegun in a viral video accused the chief judge of remanding him without trial for three years for going into his father’s house in Akure, an allegation the chief justice denies.

The news media obtained the report of the investigation on Thursday which ordered the discontinuation of the case.

Part of the report reads: “The office of the Attorney-General of Ondo State, in exercise of the power conferred upon it by Section 211 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), hereby discontinues the criminal trial and proceedings against Olupelumi Fagboyegun in suit No. MOW/31C/2000 pending at the Chief Magistrates’ Court GBA, Owo.

“The contending parties, in this case, are advised to seek resolution of their dispute in the court through a civil action or other means of alternative dispute resolution available to them.”