Ondo State Government has petitioned the Nigeria Police over the refusal by ex-Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi to return official vehicles.
The vehicles are Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hilux.
The government said Ajayi was unlawfully in possession of the vehicles.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale, who signed the petition, said he had been mandated to recover government property in the possession of former political office holders, especially those who served in the last administration.
He said entreaties to Ajayi to return the four vehicles, for the use of the incumbent deputy governor, have been rebuffed.
The petition said: “We lodge this complaint believing that you will use your good office to look into this brazen act of conversion, and this is being charitable.
“Any person who keeps/detains the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner, permanently, of the usufruct right conferred therefrom, has committed an offence known in law as stealing.
“This office undertakes to assist the command with regard to the necessary logistics to recover the converted properties.”
Ajayi had said he was yet to receive any letter asking him to return the vehicles.