EFCC arrests Ondo Assembly Speaker

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


By Temitope Adedeji

The Economy and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun.

Oleyelogun was arrested on Thursday as he honoured yet another invitation of the anti-graft agency at the Lagos office.

It was reliably gathered that he was there and attended to all the processes until he was asked to take pictures with a sign of an arrested suspect which is part of the biometrics process.

A reliable source told KaftanPost that the speaker initially declined to pose with the sign and insisted on inviting his lawyers. Although he did the finger prints but rejected the directive to take the picture.

It was a drama scene when the issue dragged on for hours and he was about to be detained, when some of those who accompanied him to the EFCC office started making calls to top government officials to intervene.

However, due to the intervention he was granted bail and returned today Friday at 10am to perfect his bail conditions and was later released to return back on a later date in May.

Some members of the Assembly who followed the Speaker to the EFCC office in solidarity include Hon. Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole, Majority Leader, Hon. Ololade Gbegudu and Hon. Abayomi Akinruntan.

The team arrived the Lagos EFCC office at about 10am in a branded ODHA bus. Also with the Speaker at the EFCC office were some management team includeing the Clerk, the Paymaster and some lawyers from State Ministry of Justice.

There are indications that the EFCC may soon charge the Speaker and some lawmakers to court over allegations of fraud to the tone of N2.4m that was fraudulently taken for un-existing seminar.



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