Scout council suspends acting commissioner for alleged insubordination

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Scout Association of Nigeria, State chapter, has suspended the former acting State Scout Commissioner (SSC), Adetunji Adepeju, for alleged insubordination.

He has been directed to hand over the belongings of the Scout Association of Nigeria, Oyo State Scout Council, in his possession, to the state’ President of the Oyo State Scout Council, Justice Munta Abimbola.

Adepeju has also been ordered to stop parading himself as the acting SSC.

The union has set up a 24-man Caretaker Committee led by Dr. Adekunle Tella to resolve the crisis rocking .

Adepeju’s was contained in a letter written to him by the National Executive Commissioner, B.O.A. Oyetayo, an engineer.

The letter said he was suspended for alleged act of insubordination and double standards with an attempt to create chaos, lawlessness and acrimony within the Nigerian Scout community in Oyo State and beyond.

The letter, written on March 24, with reference : TSAN/OYO_QRY/0321/045, is a follow up to the chief commissioner’s query of March 8 to Adepeju in which he (Adepeju) was accused of deliberately conducting a general assembly without the consent of the president of Oyo State Scout Council and for also mischievously presenting a former acting President, Obafunso Ogunkeye, whose tenure expired on June 30, 2020, to address and preside over the Oyo State Scout Council general meeting.

Reacting, Adepeju described his purported suspension as a joke.

He said the Scout national body lacked the power to suspend him.

“If they want to suspend me, it has a process, which has not been followed,” Adepeju added.