FACT CHECK: Did Court set aside order against removal of Auditor General?

By Ibrahim Sheriff

On Tuesday, following Fresh Insight’s publication of how the Kwara state government flouted order of an Industrial Court sitting in Akure, by denying the embattled Auditor General of the state, Muyiwa Adeyeye from resuming his office despite getting a restraining order against his sack, some media agents of the Kwara state government through social media publications claimed “Industrial court set aside order on ex-Kwara Auditor General”.

The widely circulated social media content also claimed the court to have pronounced that Adeyeye concealed material facts and misled Court on ‘completed act’.


Industrial Court sets aside order on Kwara’s ex-Auditor General.


Concerned by the implication of the purported setting aside of the court order obtained by the embattled Auditor General on Fresh Insight’s report, considering the fact that the same content was also sent to our correspondent by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaiye, which informed reporting same by this medium, relying on the CPS to the Governor as a credible source.

Fresh Insight thoroughly perused the attached documents to the online reports.

Industrial Court did not sets aside order on Kwara’s Auditor General

Meticulous perusal of court documents being circulated online revealed that the documents does not contain court orders but a received copy of 1st, 4th and 5th defendants’ (Kwara state Governor,, Kwara state Civil Service Commission and Mrs. Susan Oluwole) affidavit in opposition to the Auditor General’s motion for interlocutory injunction and a motion on notice, requesting the Court to set aside the restraining order against the Kwara state government, filed by Mr. Olla Olakunle of Lateef .O. Fagbemi & Co.

As against insinuations that the Industrial Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, has vacated an earlier order restraining the Governor of Kwara State from directing the sacked Auditor General to hand over his office, investigations showed that the order is just a prayer by the Kwara state government, which is yet to be determined by the Court.

The purported ruling on Monday on motion on notice filed by the government, that the court said Mr. Muyiwa Adeyeye, had secured the order “through misrepresentation of facts on a completed act” is also not true.

This makes it impossible for the embattled Auditor General to have been served an undetermined order, but could only be served the motion on notice of the Kwara state government’s defense.


Industrial Court seating in Akure, Ondo state did not sets aside order restraining Kwara state Governor from sacking the Auditor General.


The claim that Industrial Court sets aside order on Kwara’s ex-Auditor General is false.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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