Man petitions Akeredolu over alleged unethical behaviour of ex-AG

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A complainant in a criminal case between Commissioner of Police and one Osalusi Micheal, Mr. Fesobi Adeyemo, has kicked over move by immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Sir Charles Titiloye, to take over prosecution of the case.

Adeyemo, in a petition to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said Sir Titiloye was Counsel to Osalusi, the accused person, before he was appointed and had also cross examined the Investigating Police Officer.

He stated that he has not requested for Titiloye to take over prosecution of case.

According to him, “While I know that under law, the Attorney General can take over a case but not in this circumstance. is an abuse of and unethical behaviour of Attorney General to do so when he has vested interest in the matter since he is the Counsel for the defendant.

“He has not sent a lawyer from Ministry of Justice to take over the case.

He urged Governor Akeredolu to cause investigation to prevent perversion of justice.

Titiloye however described petition as highly mischievous and aimed at embarrassing him.

He stated that lawyers in his chambers continued prosecution of case after he was appointed Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

He denied sending any lawyer from the Ministry of Justice to take over prosecution of the case saying was the Department of Public Prosecution that approached the court for the purpose of giving legal advice on the case.

Titiloye said he never acted unethically adding that he would never be intimidated.

The Nation