Ogun Assembly cancels plenary over Speaker’s arrest

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The Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker, yesterday, cancelled its scheduled sitting following arrest of  the speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Oluomo was picked at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, at about 8:30 to answer  questions related to alleged financial crime. It could not be ascertained whether he was on his way out of or returning to the country.

Speaker Oluomo, it was learnt, may have been whisked to Abuja for further questioning at the anti-graft agency’ office.

Operatives took the decision to ambush him at the airport, following his refusal to honour several summons to respond to queries over a petition alleging financial misappropriation.

When Daily Sun visited the House of Assembly complex, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, it was gathered that a plenary earlier scheduled for the day was hurriedly cancelled when the news of the arrest filtered into town.

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The Assembly complex which is usually a beehive of activities was quiet as no member of the House was in the complex. Some legislative aides and Assembly staff were seen discussing the matter in hush tones.

Efforts to reach the media aide of the speaker, Abdul Gafar, for comment proved abortive, as he neither picked his calls nor returned them.

But several sources linked his arrest to a petition which detailed alleged series of sleaze against him.

A lawmaker in the state confirmed that there had been petitions against the speaker alleging financial fraud…

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