The Lagos State Government on Wednesday replaced the embattled Head of Service of the state, Mrs. Olabode Ademola, who is being tried for alleged bribery along with her husband, Justice Adeniyi Ademola.
She was replaced with Mrs. Folashade Adesoye, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
It was gathered that Adesoye would function in acting capacity for now.
The former HoS along with her husband, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, had been accused by the Federal Government of fraud following a raid on their home by the operatives of the Department of State Services.
They were arraigned on 11 counts on Tuesday including conspiracy to receive gratification and receiving gratification of N30m from Joe Agi and Associates.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said, “Mrs. Ademola sought permission to be excused from her duty as the Head of Service while she proved her innocence in the allegation against her.
“The governor had granted that approval and appointed an acting HoS.”