The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed an 11-count charge of alleged conspiracy, forgery and stealing against the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo and three others.
The charge sheet, dated September 1, 2022 was filed by the EFCC’s Lagos Head of Legal Monitoring Unit, Rotimi Oyedepo at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The speaker along with one Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Adedeji Taiwo and Adeyanju Nimota Amoke (now at large) were said to have sometimes in 2019 in Abeokuta conspired amongst themselves more than Two Billion, Four Hundred and Seventy Five Million Naira from the treasury of the Ogun State House of Assembly.
The alleged offence is said to be contrary to sections 18 (a), 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3)of the same Act.
The Commission says it intends to call at least 10 witnesses to testify in the trial and tender documents and exhibits.
TVC News gathers that the speaker is expected to report back at the Lagos office of the EFCC on Monday, after he was released on administrative bail last Friday.
No date has been fixed yet for the arraignment.