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BREAKING: Ogun Assembly Speaker impeached

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Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker, honourable Olakunle Oluomo has been removed as Speaker, over alleged embezzlement of funds, highhandedness and related offences.

His impeachment was masterminded by 18 of the 36 members of State Assembly during plenary session on Tuesday.

Also, Honourable Oludaisi Elemide, was immediately elected as the new Speaker.

Recall that 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.

Oluomo 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 anti-graft agency’s prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN) had informed 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.

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