EFCC sues Ogun Speaker Olakunle Oluomo over N5 billion fraud, forgery

 

The political career of Olakunle Oluomo, the Ogun House of Assembly speaker, looks bleak following an 11-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti-graft agency had on Thursday arrested Mr Oluomo over allegations of forgery to commit fraud.

According to court documents, the speaker allegedly committed financial fraud, totaling N5,021,350,000.

EFCC’s counsel Rotimi Oyedepo filed the 11-count charge at the Abeokuta Division of the Federal High Court, asserting 10 witnesses were willing to testify against the speaker and that there were damning documents and exhibits to buttress the allegations.

According to the anti-graft agency, the witnesses are Yazid Ahmad Bawa, Adamu Usman Yusuf, Otitoju Moses Kolawale, Anyanwu Bright, Adekunbi Mojibola, Munkaila Huzaifa and Idowu Oluseyi Olanrewaju. Representatives of Ashkash Nigeria limited, Obasanjo Holdings Limited (managers of NNPC Mega Station) and Gateway Bank Limited are also listed among the witnesses.

EFCC released Mr Oluomo on bail but asked him to report to its Lagos office on Monday alongside the clerk and accountant of the Ogun state House of Assembly for further questioning.

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