By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, southwest Nigeria, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has secured an interim order from the state High Court to stop the panel of enquiry on disturbance of public peace set up by Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the state from investigating him.
The chairman of the commission, Justice Moshood Adeigbe, disclosed at the resumed sitting of the commission on Wednesday, 13th August, 2014 that the panel had received a court order from the State High Court ordering it to maintain the status quo pending the ruling on the application filed by Omisore before the commission.
The panel had summoned Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan and Senator Omisore before it following a petition filed by Senator Adeleke, who alleged that both Adesiyan and Omisore assaulted him during a stakeholders meeting of the PDP at Ideal Nest hotel, Osogbo.
Senator Omisore, who had refused to appear before the panel, said that the commission lacks the power to investigate him.
Adeleke, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) also alleged that Omisore and Adesiyan threatened to kill him during the meeting and urged the commission to investigate the allegation.
Meanwhile, counsel to the petitioner, Mr. Lekan Olayiwola has urged the panel to allow the petitioner to go on with the hearing of the matter despite the interim order of the court.
The Chairman of the panel, Justice Moshood Adeigbe, however noted that the panel is lower to the high court in area of jurisdiction and could not disobey its order.
Adeigbe consequently adjourned the sitting till 19th of August, 2014 pending the time the court will determine the interim order.