Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, was arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Thursday morning and flown to Abuja. He is still in the anti-graft agency’s custody as of Thursday night.
The development was confirmed to our correspondent Thursday night by a reliable source within the anti-corruption agency.
According to Nigerianwatch, the EFCC flew Oluomo to the nation’s capital for questioning hours after he was arrested and questioned by commission officials in Lagos.
According to reliable sources, the embattled lawmaker is currently detained by the anti-graft commission in Abuja for alleged misappropriation and embezzlement of funds.
He was said to be on the commission’s wanted list after failing to respond to the EFCC’s invitation several times.
Oluomo and others (who have yet to be identified) were charged with forging signatures and financial documents belonging to the Ogun State House of Assembly.
Mr Wilson Uwujaren and Mr Dele Oyewale, EFCC National and South-West spokespersons, did not return calls or respond to WhatsApp and text messages from our correspondent Thursday night.
A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the Ogun State House of Assembly, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the situation.
“The information you received is correct,” he said. Earlier this morning, EFCC officials arrested our speaker. According to what I’ve heard, he was accused of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds.”