Ogun lawmaker, one other suspended over alleged N2.5bn fraud
The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has announced the suspension of the former Deputy, Dare Kadiri of Ijebu North II State Constituency, and Solomon Osho of Remo North.
This is coming barely four days after Oluomo accused the sacked Deputy Speaker as the mastermind of his ordeal with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Recall that Oluomo was arraigned by the EFCC last Tuesday for allegedly stealing N2.475 billion from the vault of the Ogun Assembly.
But, in a statement last Friday, after the EFCC released him, Oluomo said Kadiri was the one who wrote a hyperbolic petition against him at the EFCC office.
During plenary on Tuesday, Oluomo announced the suspension of Kadiri and Osho “in line with the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017.”
Their suspension, it was gathered, followed the adoption of a resolution during a plenary presided over by Oluomo.
According to the Speaker, “Order 6, Rule 19 (2) says that whereof a matter of privilege arises, it shall be taken into consideration immediately; in the note of that, I want to say that I received a resolution by appropriate number of members of this house raising issue of Privileges and it read thus”, Resolution 131/ OG/ 2022 – suspension of some honourable members for the breach of the provision of the Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) Act, 2017.
“Having found to have severally and contentiously breached the Rights and Privileges of the Ogun State House of Assembly and its Leadership, through violation of the provisions of Section 17 of Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) Act, 2017.
“The following Honourable member, Hon. Oluwadamilare Kadiri (Ijebu North II State Constituency) and Solomon Osho (Remo North Constituency) are hereby suspended from the House and its activities forthwith until further notice in line with the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017.”
Oluomo, while announcing the suspension, said the resolution did not require any vote since the appropriate number of people had signed.
He, however, did not name those who signed the resolution, nor did he reveal how many they were.
”Since this has been signed by the appropriate number of people, it requires no vote or anything, so they stand suspended,” Oluomo concluded. Continue reading