- The government and people of Oyo State are suffering the sad news of the death of Alao Akala on Wednesday January 11th
- The former Governor of Oyo traveled from Abuja to Illorin before heading to Ogbomoso, where he took his last breath
- The late Akala was governor of Oyo for eleven months after Rashidi Ladoja was his Removed from office
Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, former governor of Oyo, was reported dead in the early morning hours of January 12th. < / p>
Akala, a chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was the former governor of the state between 2007 and 2011, reports Vanguard.
The nation said that Akala left Abuja on Tuesday morning January 11th to travel to Ilorin and then went to Ogbomosho, where he died a day later at the age of 71.
The APC politician was deputy governor under then-governor Rashidi Ladoja between 2003 and 2006.
He later became governor of the state to replace Ladoja, the was charged at that time.
Alao-Akala: acquittal by the court of former governor on corruption charges of N11.5 billion
in the meantime Alao-Akala was released from the Ibadan Court of Appeal and acquitted of N11.5 billion corruption charges.
The lawsuit was brought against by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the former governor charged.
Alao-Akala was dismissed and acquitted along with a former deputy chairman of the Senate, Hosea Agboola, and a business mogul, Femi Babalola.
The eleven-year trial was led by a three-person panel led by Judge Jim i Olukayode Bada.
According to the court, the Anti-Transplant Commission was unable to initiate prima facie proceedings against you.
The three defendants, who were present at the court hearing, praised the judiciary for the verdict.
Violence, protest against APC congresses while Abiodun, Amosun, Akala, Dares supporters hold factional elections
In other news, congresses organized by the APC in some states across the country on Saturday, July 31, were overshadowed by violence and protests from factional groups within the party.
The leadership of the APC read a riot act against the holding of parallel congresses in the states to all their chiefs in all states of the country on Friday, July 30th, threatening sanctions against Members who violate the arrangement.