Why I resigned from Abiodun’s cabinet - Ogun Attorney-General

Why I resigned from Abiodun’s cabinet - Ogun Attorney-General

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun state, Akingbolahan Adeniran has explained why he resigned from the Dapo Abiodun-led government.

Contrary to an online report that he resigned over massive corruption, Adeniran said he tendered his resignation November 8, following what was described as personal reasons .

The former Commissioner for Justice while confirming his resignation, through  a statement titled “My reasons for resigning as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ogun state”, said he had resigned from the cabinet of the Dapo Abiodun government since November 8,2021.

The statement read partly “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.

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.”

While listing the achievements so far made as the Attorney-General, Adeniran said he had been able to Improve accessibility of justice for the average citizen through the Ogun Public Interest Law Partnership which matches indigent clients with pro bono lawyers;

The statement further read “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.”

He however pledged his continued support. to the government .saying, “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.”