Ogun State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.
Eighteen of the assembly’s 36 members voted for Oluomo’s impeachment at the plenary session on Tuesday, 23 January, 2024.
Oluomo was impeached for alleged embezzlement of funds, high-handedness and related offences.
The Ogun Assembly members immediately elected a member, Oludaisi Elemide, as the new Speaker.
On September 6, 2022, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Oluomo before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over an alleged N2.475 billion money laundering.
He was arraigned alongside three others namely Oladapo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) on 11 counts of conspiracy, forgery, stealing, and money laundering.
According to the prosecution counsel representing the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN), the defendants committed the alleged offences between 2019 and 2022 in Ogun State.
Oyedepo told the court that the defendants stole the sum of N2.475 billion from the treasury of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
The court granted Oluomo N300 million bail and asked him to produce two sureties in like sum.
Justice Daniel Osiagor also ruled that one of Oluomo’s sureties must be not less than a level 16 officer in the civil service while the other must possess landed property within the court’s jurisdiction.
The court granted the second and third defendants bail in the sum of N100 million with two sureties also in like sum.
Source: The Niche