Ex-Ogun Assembly Speaker, two others arraigned over alleged N2.5b fraud


A former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, alongside two other principal career officers of the assembly, Dayo Samuel and Adeyemo Adedeji, have been arraigned before a Federal High court sitting in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, capital of the state, presided over by Justice O.O Okeke.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought Oluomo and the officials to court for alleged misuse of N2.5 billion in public monies.

He and others are accused of committing financial fraud while he served as speaker in 2022.

Eighteen out of 26 house members signed for his impeachment over alleged highhandedness, gross misconduct, arrogance, poor leadership style, lack of focus and transparency, and pitching members against themselves.

But approached the state high court to challenge his removal.

On Monday, shortly after the trio entered the dock, the court discovered that the counsel to the anti-graft agency could not make it to court.

The case has however been adjourned to the 29th of February and 1st of March.