Return All Govt Properties In Your Possession – Oyo Assembly Orders Sacked ALGON

Return All Govt Properties In Your Possession – Oyo Assembly Orders Sacked ALGON

The Oyo State House of Assembly has instructed all the dismissed Chairmen of the 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas in the state to return all Government possession to their respective councils.

The house stated that it was crucial for the state’s estate to be returned in order to ensure accountability and continuity of governance in all the LGs and LCDAs in the State.

The house also solicited for the support of the Oyo State Commissioner of Police and other Security Agencies to secure all Government property and ensure that movable or unmovable assets allegedly taken away by the embattled ALGON Chairmen were returned to the various councils.

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The House further directed all the Transition Chairmen to take proper stock of all missing property in their Councils and forward the items to the Oyo State House of Assembly.

It will be recalled that a Court of Appeal in Ibadan on Wednesday had ruled in favour of the Oyo State Government stating that the sacked Chairmen failed to prove their case beyond all reasonable doubts.

The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin while ruling on the motion said the properties especially vehicles allegedly taken away by the sacked Chairmen belonged to the State Government and were not acquired by the said persons legally.

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“If it was on record that those properties were acquired through or auction or other legal means then the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly will not intervene and will not question such action. However, the properties were not rightfully acquired by the said Chairmen. They can’t continue to keep Government properties in their possession. That could amount to theft of Government properties.”

In their comments, Hon Abidoye Bamigboye (Oriire) and Hon Isiaka Tunde (Oyo East, Oyo West) persuaded the House not to rule on the motion yet as the sacked Chairmen have vowed to head to the Supreme Court which is the Apex court in Country and as such the action of the House may be sub-judicial.

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However, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Mohammed Fadeyi, Hon Francis Adetunji (Oluyole), Hon Olusola Owolabi (Ib North East2) and Hon Adeola Bamidele (Iseyin/Itesiwaju) urged the House to rule to direct the sacked Chairmen to return all Government properties in their possession promptly


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