The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo has insisted that he is innocent of all the charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He made this known through a press statement he personally signed when he returned to his office at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
The Speaker said he will want the court to decide on what he described as “hyperbolic nature of the petitions” written by the impeached former Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri.
He noted that by law, he is not the Accounting Officer of the House, and that the House of Assembly under his leadership operates only one bank account.
“…for emphasis, the House under my leadership operates only one bank account since 2019, through which running cost and allowances are paid directly into the bank accounts of individual Honourable members and staff of the House including the petitioner”.
He also added that charges 10 and 11 are for the 8th legislature before he became the Speaker.
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Olakunle Oluomo noted that his refusal to honour the initial invitation of the anti graft agency was against section 36 of the Nigeria Constitution and they challenged it in the court.
“I also like to say that the refusal to honour the initial invitation of EFCC was because of the method adopted by EFCC is against section 36 of the Constitution and we challenged it in court, this is in the public domain as it was widely reported but the EFCC refused to wait for the pronouncement in that case before taking further steps, despite having joined issues with us in court.”
The Speaker appreciated the support of the people said he has always been disciplined and upright in his position, conduct and dealings with people and shall remain so.