Crisis Rages In Ipokia Local Govt As Councillors Suspend Chairman For Alleged Misconduct

The crises brewing in the Ipokia Local Government Council of Ogun State has reached a head as all the 12 Councillors in the local government, arising from their meeting on Thursday, 4th September, 2014, announced the suspension of the council chairman, Isiaka Wale Aderohunmu, accusing him of various acts of misconduct.

According to the lawmakers, the chairman had in the last two years ran the affairs of the local government council like a private estate, hiring out equipment of the council to people they describe as his “cronies”.

In a notification letter, signed by the Leader of the council’s Legislative Arm,, Hon.Tayo Oyekanmi and all the eleven Councillors, the lawmakers said they are acting in consonance with Section 37(2) of the Ogun State Local Government Law announcing that “Hon. Isiaka Wale Aderohunmu is hereby suspended till further notice based on the following acts of gross misconduct”.

Part of the allegation raised against the chairman include “failure to abide by the Resolution of the ‘House in returning the sum of over N5 million to the local government which accrued from hiring out the bulldozer, property of the council and for failing to appear before the ‘House’ on five different occasions when he was invited.

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