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Kwara Community raises alarm over State Attorney General’s role in chieftaincy dispute

Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin

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Iwoye community of Ayedun, Oke- Ero local government area of Kwara state have decried purported injustice being meted out to them by the office of the attorney general of the state.

They appealed to Goverrnor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to caution the State Attorney-General against bias in the lingering chieftaincy dispute and other related matters in the community.

It also said that certain group within the state ministry of justice have been dropping the name of the office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice to shield some perpetrators of crimes within the community.

Addressing journalists in Ilorin Monday, counsel to Iwoye community, Barr Akinmade Abolarin, urged the goverrnor to prevail on the attorney -general to maintain neutrality in the lingering chieftaincy dispute involving the community and Obajisun, Oba Olusegun Rotimi and his supporters..

“The main issue for calling this press conference is the glaring injustice being perpetrated by a certain group of people in the ministry of justice, Ilorin Kwara state.

“We say group of people because we are in the full believe that his excellency ,malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq does not partake in any activity capable of causing injustice,” he said0

Flanked by some other chiefs within the community, Abolarin said on two different occasions some persons have dropped the name of the Attorney-General to get those standing trial for criminal offences off the hook.

He said such excercise of powers which he said  might not even be in the know of the attorney- general was an abuse of power.

The community called on the state house of assembly to also invite the attorney- general to get to the roote of the matter in the interest of justice.

“Our humble but desperate appeal is to the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to as a matter of public interest and in the interest of justice and in order to prevent a continued abuse of legal process, to caution the Attorney-General and to direct him to exercise his powers judicially and judiciously.

“We also appeal to the Kwara state house of assembly to invite the attorney general to appear before ot and explain the Attorney-General’s stand in Ayedun and Iwoye matters,” the counsel submitted.

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