👤 Adenike Lucas, Editor, DENISAURUS News
A man who travelled to Nigeria and was arrested for visiting his father’s house, has uploaded a video, begging for Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to step into his matter.
The man, who says he has the same father as the Chief Justice of Ondo, Olarenwaju Akeredolu nee Fagboyegun, stated that he has been remanded since 2018 and has been prevented to travel back to his family abroad.
In a video seen by DENISAURUS News, Oluwapelumi Fagboyegun, who has lived abroad for more than thirty years, said he has been “arraigned five time, and five times they have changed the charges.”
He stated that it all began because he went to his father’s house.
“I came for holiday in Nigeria and to my father’s house. I share the same father with the Chief Justice of Ondo State. I was arrested at my father’s place, was locked up and charged with forceful entry into my father’s house.
“Even if I was convicted of this crime it only carries one year prison penalty but I have been on open remand for the past three years.”
Mr Fagboyegun pleaded with Nigeria’s Minister of Justice, Mr Malami, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and asked him to “come and rescue” him
“I am calling on you to rescue me from the Ondo State judiciary which is being run as a family affair, that if you don’t know anybody, you cannot get justice. I have been living abroad for over 30 years.”
He pleaded: “This case has been going on for three years because the chief justice of Ondo State is using her power to influence the judicial system. I have been unable to get justice.
“They have changed judges five times, they have arraigned me five times, they have changed charges five times.
“Until today February 15th 2021 this case is still pending. Please come and rescue me.”
The video has been shared by prominent politicians – including Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation Minister of Nigeria.
Justice Akeredolu has been approached for a comment.
At the time of filing this report, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered an investigation into the matter.