There was drama in the Ogun State House of Assembly complex this morning as 18 out of the 26 members of the house impeached the speaker, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo.
The lawmakers unanimously elected Hon. Oludaisi Elemide from Odeda State Constituency as the new speaker.
Oluomo was impeached for alleged embezzlement of funds, highhandedness and related offences. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on September 6, 2022, arraigned Oluomo before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over an alleged N2.475bn money laundering.The impeached speaker was arraigned alongside three others: Oladapo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Nimota Amoke (now at large) on 11 counts of conspiracy, forgery, stealing, and money laundering preferred against them by the EFCC.
The EFCC’s prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) had told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences between 2019 and 2022.
Oyedepo told the court that they stole the sum of N2.475bn from the treasury of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
Oluomo was, however, granted bail while the trial continues.