By Kolade Larewaju
SPEAKER of the crisis ridden Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun, day moved to take firm control of the House by directing the bank to freeze the account of the House.
Egbetokun in a letter signed by him and dated September 27, 2010, to the First City Monument Bank Plc, titled “Stoppage of transaction on the account of the Ogun State House of Assembly” asked the bank to suspend all transactions on the account forthwith.
He said: “I wish to instruct that all transactions on the account of the Ogun State House of Assembly that is domiciled with you be suspended henceforth. This instruction becomes pertinent and indeed imperative in view of the on-going crisis in the state parliament which some elements may want to exploit to engage in illegal activities on the account.
Your bank shall be duly notified when this embargo is lifted and this definitely shall be at the end of the final resolution of the crisis. You are further advised in your own interest to abide by this instruction to prevent unpalatable consequences which may result by any uncooperative attitude which would be viewed as compromised and which will be decisively dealt with.”
Meanwhile, Speaker Egbetokun in a chat with Vanguard on phone Tuesday said he was on his way to Abuja for the meeting with the National Assembly and that he had received an invitation for the meeting via a text message.
He then confirmed that the letter freezing the account of the House had been sent to the bank for immediate action.