The traditional ruler of Ado Odo was forced out from his car and beaten up by his rioting subjects.
The Ogun State Government on Monday announced the composition of a five-man Judicial Commission to investigate the violent attack on a traditional ruler in the town by rioters.
The royal father, Lateef Akanni, was on April 14 manhandled by residents who forced him out from his car and battered him before setting his palace ablaze.
The state government, in fulfillment of its earlier promise to investigate the cause of the attack, has now constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to handle the issue.
The Commission has a judge, Elizabeth Osinuga, as chairman; Johnson Ojo as secretary, with other members including Soliu Abanigbe, Samuel Agogo and J.O. Alabode
A statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, gave the terms of reference of the Judicial Commission which are: “to establish the remote and immediate causes of the 14 and 15 April, 2013 Ado-Odo crisis; to identify individuals, groups of persons and institutions directly or indirectly responsible for the unrest and their roles in precipitating the unrest and recommend appropriate sanctions; to ascertain the extent of loss of lives and damage to property; and also to recommend ways of avoiding the re-occurrence of such unrest in future.”
The commission is also expected to make any other recommendations incidental to its terms of reference.
The statement further emphasised that the chairman and members of the commission are to function within powers conferred upon them by Section 7 of the Commission of Inquiry Law of Ogun State.
The government stressed that the commission is to submit its report within six weeks.
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