The Government of Ondo State has filed a petition against its past Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, for allegedly deciding against returning his official vehicles.
Cited in the petition to the Nigerian police, Ajayi was accused of being in an unlawful possession of a Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hilux.
Dr. Doyin Odebowale, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties and Strategy, who signed the petition, stated that he has been mandated to recover all government properties still in the possession of former political office holders in the state, especially those who served in the immediate past administration.
Odebowale also alleged that the former deputy Governor refused to return the vehicle despite all entreaties.
The petition read;
“We lodge this complaint believing that you will use your good offices to look into this brazen act of conversion, and this is being charitable.
“Any person who keeps/detains the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner, permanently, of the usufruct right conferred therefrom, has committed an offence known in law as STEALING.
“This office undertakes to assist the Command with regard to the necessary logistics to recover the converted properties.”