The government of Ogun State has constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into a crisis which saw a traditional ruler in Ado-Odo, Ado-Odo-Ota Local Government Area of the state attacked and stripped.
The government said in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, that the Commission had six weeks to submit its report.
Adeoluwa said the Chairman and members of the Commission were expected to function within the powers conferred on them by Section 7 of the Commission of Inquiry Law of Ogun State.
According to the government, “the constitution of the commission is in fulfillment of its earlier promise to find a lasting solution to the crisis which broke out in Ado-Odo community on the April 14 and 15.
“The Judicial Commission has as its Chairman Hon. Justice Elizabeth Osinuga. Other members are Immam Soliu Abanigbe, Elder Samuel Agogo, Prophet J. O. Alabode, while Mr. Johnson Ojo is to serve as its Secretary.
“The Terms of Reference of the Commission are: to establish the remote and immediate causes of the April 14 and 15 Ado-Odo crisis.
“To identify individuals, groups of persons and institutions directly or indirectly responsible for the unrest and their roles in precipitating the unrest and recommend appropriate sanctions.
“To ascertain the extent of loss of lives and damage to property and to recommend ways of avoiding the re-occurrence of such unrest in future and to make any other recommendations incidental to the Commission’s terms of reference.”
There was pandemonium last Monday in Ado-Odo, when hoodlums attacked the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Lateef Adeniran, was attacked and unclothed him in public. No one could say what informed their action, but the committee set up by the government will among other things find out.