Bamidele Oloyelogun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun, in court over alleged financial impropriety.

Oleyelogun is being arraigned alongside the Clerk of the house, Bode Adeyelu, the lawmaker representing Akoko South West I in the House, Felemu Bankole and two others staff.

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Recall that the sacked deputy speaker, Hon lroju Ogundeji had alleged that the speaker and other principal officers collected and shared N2.4 million meant for a seminar in Lagos which they never attended in 2019.

Ogundeji had petitioned the EFCC asking the agency to investigate the fund allegedly collected and shared by the speaker and others for a phoney seminar in Lagos.

Meanwhile, journalists were not allowed to cover the court proceedings because the court is located inside the Correctional centre journalists who were on ground to cover the court proceedings from gaining entry into the court.

The prison officials led by the Squadron Commander, Mr Ibrahim Ayooola Ogunja who turned journalists back said he was acting on an order from Abuja which placed all correctional centres on red alert to forestall jailbreak.

The Public Relations Officer of the correctional centre, Mr. Ogundare Babatunde also insisted that journalists would be not be allowed into the correctional centre which houses the court.


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