Following the show which happened in Ondo State where the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi was kept from leaving the Government House, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Sunday said the police agents were just attempting to forestall plundering by the Deputy Governor’s associate.
As indicated by Akeredolu in an announcement gave by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, the time the Deputy Governor and his escort were going out region was against the period implied for security faculty to take stock of things leaving or entering government structures.
On Saturday night, Ajayi was kept from going out when he was halted by the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, who was supposed to be following up on Akeredolu’s structure.
The statement obtained which read, “It should, however, be placed on records that it is a time-tested code in government’s business for officials to take inventory of offices and quarters before and after an official is moving in or out of offices or quarters.
“Accordingly, the CP’s intervention which was at the instance of an almost manipulated security apparatus at the Government House was most desirable to restore law and order.
“It becomes particularly worrisome and suspicious when aides of the Deputy Governor insisted on leaving the premises with items wrapped in unclear ownership as late as 11 pm.
“Governor Akeredolu reiterates his commitment to the rights of all, including the Deputy Governor. But he must be firm and dispassionate in exercising the roles assigned to him.”
In the interim, the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Babatope Okeowo while responding to the episode revealed censured the proceed onward his head by the police official focusing on that such ought not have originated from police chain of importance in the state.
Mr Okeowo said his supervisor despite everything appreciates invulnerability as specified in the country’s constitution as much as he has not surrendered his situation as the Deputy Governor of the state.