Speaker Ogun State House of Assembly Right Honourable Olakunle OLuomo

Alleged N2.5bn fraud: Ogun Speaker suspends deputy speaker, Kadiri, one other lawmaker

Olakunke Oluomo, the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has publicized the suspension of Dare Kadiri of Ijebu North II State Constituency (the former Deputy speaker) and Solomon Osho of Remo North.

This came barely four days after the speaker accused the removed Deputy Speaker for being the masterminder of his encounter with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Informant247 recalls that the speaker was arraigned by the anti financial crime agency last Tuesday over alleged stealing of N2.475 billion from the purse of the Ogun Assembly.

The speaker, via a statement on Friday, after his release from EFCC net, revealed that Kadiri was the masterminder of the hyperbolic petition against him at the EFCC office.

During plenary on Tuesday, the Ogun House of Assembly speaker publicized the suspension of Kadiri and Osho “in line with the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017.”

It was gathered that their suspension was as a result of a resolution at a plenary Oluomo presided over.

The Speaker said: “Order 6, Rule 19 (2) says that whereof a matter of privilege arises, it shall be taken into consideration immediately; in the note of that, I want to say that I received a resolution by appropriate number of members of this house raising issue of Privileges and it read thus”, Resolution 131/ OG/ 2022 – suspension of some honourable members for the breach of the provision of the Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) Act, 2017.

“Having found to have severally and contentiously breached the Rights and Privileges of the Ogun State House of Assembly and its Leadership, through violation of the provisions of Section 17 of Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) Act, 2017.

“The following Honourable member, Hon. Oluwadamilare Kadiri (Ijebu North II State Constituency) and Solomon Osho (Remo North Constituency) are hereby suspended from the House and its activities forthwith until further notice in line with the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Priviledges) Act, 2017.”

Oluomo, while expressing his opinion on the suspension, revealed that the resolution did not require any vote of the parliamentarians as appropriate number of persons had signed.

He, however, did not disclosed the identities of those who signed the resolution, nor did he reveal the number of those who signed.

”Since this has been signed by the appropriate number of people, it requires no vote or anything, so they stand suspended,” Oluomo concluded.

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