Mr. Olakunle Oluomo, the speaker of the Ogun House of Assembly, faces an 11-count accusation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which casts serious doubt on his political future.
A fraud accusation led to Mr. Olakunle Oluomo’s arrest by the anti-graft agency on Thursday.
The speaker allegedly committed financial fraud of N5,021,350,000, per court documents.
Rotimi Oyedepo, a lawyer for the EFCC, filed the 11-count complaint before the Abeokuta Division of the Federal High Court, claiming there were damning documents and exhibits to back up the claims and that 10 witnesses were eager to testify against the speaker.
Yazid Ahmad Bawa, Adamu Usman Yusuf, Otitoju Moses Kolawale, Anyanwu Bright, Adekunbi Mojibola, Munkaila Huzaifa, and Idowu Oluseyi Olanrewaju are listed as the witnesses by the anti-graft agency. The witnesses list also includes representatives from Ashkash Nigeria limited, Obasanjo Holdings Limited (managers of the NNPC Mega Station), and Gateway Bank Limited.
Mr. Olakunle Oluomo was granted bail by the EFCC but was instructed to appear at the agency’s Lagos office on Monday along with the clerk and accountant of the Ogun state House of Assembly for further interrogation.