The former Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, was on Tuesday morning impeached by 18 out of 26 members of the legislative arm during the house sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Bolanle Ajayi (APC-Yewa South).
Oluomo, representing Ifo State Constituency was impeached over allegations of gross misconduct, highhandedness, lack of focus and transparency, financial misappropriation and pursuit of selfish interests.
The erstwhile speaker was reportedly at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta attending the swearing-in of customary court judges a few metres away to the assembly complex, Governors Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta when his colleagues moved against him.
The Assembly also elected Oludaisi Elemide (APC-Odeda) as the new speaker.
Adegoke Awoso (APC-Yewa North 1), moved the motion for the impeachment of Oluomo while it was seconded by Ademola Adeniran another APC lawmaker representing Sagamu Constituency II.
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Recall that the impeached speaker is standing trial over financial misappropriation of N2bn.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had in September 2022 filed an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and stealing against Oluomo, and three other staff members of the legislative arm.
The charge was filed by the EFFC’s Lagos Head of Legal Monitoring Unit, Rotimi Oyedepo, at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, a new development came in on Wednesday morning, when five other assembly members allegedly loyal to Oluomo has signed his impeachment letter.
Among the three left yet to sign is former Speaker himself, Honourable Olakunle Oluomo (APC) Ifo 1 State Constituency, Honourable Olakunle Sobukonla (APC) Ikenne State Constituency, and Honourable Bakare Omolola Olanrewaju (BOO) (APC) Ijebu Ode State Constituency.