The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Tuesday arraign the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo and two others for allegedly laundering stare funds totaling more than 2.4 billion naira.
The arraignment is fixed to hold at the federal high court in Lagos.
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, as well as. The Clerk of the House of assembly in ogun state – 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.
The speaker was arrested last week in Lagos after reportedly failing to heed invitations for questioning by the anti-graft agency.