Fayose asks court to pardon APC leader, withdraws murder case

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Nigeria

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has withdrawn an alleged murder case against the state chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Jide Awe and other party members in the state.

Awe, his aide, and other members of APC in the state have been on trial for alleged murder of late  Madam Juliana Adewunmi,  and Murphy Jeje,  members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2013.

Late Madam Adewunmi was the mother of Mr. Segun Adewunmi, current  Deputy Speaker, Ekiti State.

Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kolapo Kolade, at the High court 7, Ado Ekiti, before Justice Bamidele Omotosho, filed an application for the withdrawal of the case against Awe on Wednesday.

He said the state was withdrawing the case in order to promote peace and brotherliness among the people of Erinjiyan Ekiti, which is the community where both the complainant and the defendants in the matter hail from.

The Attorney General also said governor Fayose consented to the withdrawal of the case in spite of political differences because of his belief in posterity, peace and welfare of the people of the community which was said to have been divided over the court case.

Justice Omotosho, while granting the request for the A.G’s application said the court supported  the development because it was to promote peace.