The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ekiti State, Mr
Owoseeni Ajayi, has said that the state government will not withdraw
its perjury charges against the embattled Secretary of the People’s
Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Tope Aluko, despite reconciliation with
Governor Ayo Fayose.
Ajayi, also called on the Attorney General of the Federation and
Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami , to continue to guide President
Muhammadu Buhari, to forestall increasing human rights abuses and
gross violation of court’s orders in the polity.
At a press conference held in Ado Ekiti yesterday, he said that the
state government won’t collapse the case of perjury it has instituted
at an Ado-Ekiti High Court, in spite of Aluko’s, come back bid with
The state government had instituted a case of perjury against Aluko
shortly after open confession that the election that brought Fayose
into government was massively rigged, after serving as the principal
witness at the election petition tribunal.
The court had granted a warrant of arrest against Aluko , ordering the
Commissioner of Police, Mr Etop James to arrest the embattled PDP
Secretary for allegedly lying under oath.
Condemning the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, on his
refusal to carry out the arrest and for allegedly providing Aluko with
security cover , Ajayi said the state would file for an order of
mandamus, compelling the IGP to carry out the order in due course.
“The apology of Aluko to Governor Fayose was personal. We can’t
because of this interventionist apology collapse all our cases,
government is not run that way.
“We can’t abandon our responsibilities as a state just because someone
apologised to our governor on a case that was already pending in
court. They are not fresh cases and we will pursue it to a logical
conclusion”, he said.