Ogun: Impeached Speaker heads to court

The former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has announced that he has taken legal action by filing a lawsuit against his impeachment.

Oluomo decided to speak out after remaining silent for three days following his sudden impeachment, as reported by AKELICIOUS.

Oluomo was impeached on Tuesday on charges of arrogance, highhandedness, and other offenses.

He argues that the impeachment did not follow the proper procedures and has therefore taken the matter to the state High Court.

In addition to his impeachment, Oluomo is also facing a separate case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged financial misappropriation amounting to N2.5 billion.

Out of the 26 member-assembly, 18 lawmakers were in favor of his impeachment.

Oluomo responded to the allegations by stating that he has taken his colleagues to court and believes that his impeachment was unlawful.

However, he acknowledged that he has not received support from his colleagues since being reinstated as the speaker of the assembly.

“For your information, I have filed a suit in the Ogun State high court asking the court to determine whether a speaker can be removed through Gestapo or coup-like manner and the court said they should go and serve them which is right and come back on the 7th of February to defend our case.

“I am a believer in the rule of law, that’s why I went to court. I don’t mind the number of persons who signed just to follow due process. They served me a notice on Wednesday and I have up till tomorrow ( Saturday) to reply but I have replied today.

“ So, I was looking for peace and that is why I have gone to court to determine if they have the right to remove me the way they have done. ?”

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