EFCC Arraigns Ondo Speaker Over Phantom Seminar - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, November 30, 2021

EFCC Arraigns Ondo Speaker Over Phantom Seminar

The Daily Crucible | Published Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned has arraigned the Ondo State House of Assembly Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, for financial impropriety, 

It was learnt that newsmen were not allowed in the court to cover it.

Operatives of the Olokuta Correctional Centre were said to have denied anxious journalists acess to the court room on Tuesday.

The ordeal of Oleyelogun and some members and officials of the Assembly began months back after Hon. Iroju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker of the Assembly was controversially impeached.

Ogundeji accused Oleyelogun and some lawmakers of collecting and sharing some money for a seminar in Lagos which, he claimed, they never attended.

Consequently, Ogundeji in his petition to the EFCC, caused the anti - graft agency  to investigate the fund allegedly collected and shared by the speaker and his co - accused colleagues others for a phantom seminar in Lagos.

The Daily Crucible learnt that the development compelled the house to suspend the screening exercise for commissioner nominees which ought to have continued on Tuesday morning.

The exercise started Monday but was suspend today because the Chairman House Committee on Selection and the Speaker of the House, Rt Honourable Oleyelogun Bamidele David were deemed indisposed.

The exercise will continue tomorrow Wednesday 1st December,2021 at 1pm at the Conference Room of the Speaker, according to a Press statement signed by the Chairman House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports Development, Akogun Olugbenga Omole.

He said the House regretted all inconveniences caused by the suspension
and enjoined the remaining Commissioner nominees to report promptly on the rescheduled date with all necessary documents.

Nine of the nominees were screened on Monday while the remaining five were earlier scheduled for appearance today.

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