Ogun Assembly suspends sitting over Speaker’s arrest by EFCC

Plenary session could not hold at the Ogun State House on Thursday following the arrest of the Speaker, Hon. Olakunle Oluomo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

DAILY POST reported earlier that Oluomo was nabbed at the Muritala Muhammad Airport, Lagos State by operatives of the EFCC for alleged financial misappropriation.

He was said to have been moved to Abuja for questioning.

It was gathered that the nonavailability of the Speaker prevented the lawmakers from observing its sitting on Thursday.

Our correspondent learnt that the Deputy Speaker, Akeem Balogun, who is supposed to act in place of Oluomo did not convene the sitting of the house.

On Thursday, staff of the assembly were seen gathering in groups discussing in hush tones.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Yussuf Adejojo, said the Speaker’s arrest might have prevented the lawmakers from observing its sitting.

“Yes, the house was supposed to sit today but due to one reason or the other, our sitting has been postponed until further notice.”

Asked if the postponement was as a result of the Speaker’s arrest, Adejojo said: Well, it might be, but the information about the postponement has been out before the arrest of the Speaker, but it might be because. As the Speaker, he is the one that will preside over the sitting. So, the postponement might be because of this.”

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