The nation’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned on Tuesday the Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, over financial misconduct.
According to Daily Independent, the legislator is being arraigned for alleged N2.4million fake seminar under his watch.
Oleyelogun and some members and officials of the Assembly were alleged by Hon. Iroju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker of the Assembly who was controversially removed, of collecting and sharing some money for a seminar in Lagos which they never attended.
Ogundeji had written EFCC to probe the fund allegedly received and shared by the speaker and others for a bogus seminar in Lagos State.
But operatives of the Olokuta Correctional Centre prevented journalists who were on ground to cover the court proceedings from gaining entry into the court.
A Squadron Commander, who manned the entry point, insisted that journalists could not be allowed in because there was an order from Abuja that all correctional centres should be on red alert to prevent jailbreak.