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Akingbolahan Adeniran
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Ogun Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniran, quits

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The Ogun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran, has quit his job.

The news of his resignation dominated the social media on Monday evening but without any confirmation.

Persecondnews reports that he was said to have left Gov. Dapo Abiodun’s cabinet over alleged of large scale fraud he discovered

Amid the unconfirmed the report, the Commissioner pushed out a statement after he failed to pick his calls or respond to SMS, saying he resigned for “personal reason”.

Adeniran, who said he had on November 8, 2021 notified the Governor of his decision to resign, wrote:”My attention has been drawn to some online news publications purporting to provide reasons for my resignation from the Ogun State Government as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

“While it is true that on 8 November 2021, I formally notified His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, the Governor of the State, of my decision to resign from the cabinet, I must state that contrary to the online news publications, my reasons for resigning are purely personal.

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‘‘I am not aware of any “massive corruption” in the Administration and I am indeed very proud of what we have been able to achieve in the administration of justice over the past two years, including: Improved accessibility of justice for the average citizen through the Ogun Public Interest Law Partnership which matches indigent clients with pro bono lawyers; Protection of the rights of suspects in detention through regular inspections by duty solicitors engaged under the Police Duty Solicitor Scheme.

“Use of technology to monitor the plight of pre-trial detainees with the Corrections Information Management System and Justice Clock; Gradual introduction of forensics into policing; Introduction of the Case Management and Scheduling System in conjunction with the Ogun State Judiciary; And many other reform initiatives in the justice sector.

“I want to assure His Excellency, the Governor and all my colleagues in the Executive Council of the State of my continued support.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such an amazing group of administrators, technocrats and experts in various fields of endeavour.

“I have learnt a lot from you all and pray that God will continue to use you to improve on the lives of the good people of Ogun State.”

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