Former chief whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adigun Hammed Murphy has congratulated former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala over his victory at the federal high Court Ibadan on Thursday against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The federal High Court discharged and acquitted former governor of corruption charges. The anti-graft agency prosecuted Alao-Akala, Hosea Agboola, a former Commissioner for Local Governments under the administration and Femi Babalola, a businessman, for 11.5bn fraud charge.
The court ruled that Alao-Akala was cleared because the case against him was too low on credible evidence.
Hon. Murphy in a very brief chat with journalists in Ibadan on Thursday, described Akala’s discharge and acquittal as victory for democracy.
“I served during the administration of Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala. He did not only govern transparently but also recorded phenomenal achievements. All his budgets passed through due process” he said.
The former lawmaker further stated that the court victory would stabilise the Chairman of Oyo APC Elders Advisory Council to help reposition the progressive party for electoral victories in 2023.