By Emmanuel Adeleke
Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Oluomo, who was arrested on Thursday for alleged fraud and financial misappropriation,was released on Friday evening after spending a night in commission’s custody.
The Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Oluomo, Mallam AbdulGhaffar Adeleye, confirmed Speaker’s release in a statement, on Saturday.
“My boss is at home, the public should disregard the rumour that he was taken to Abuja for questioning,” he said.
Recall that Oluomo was arrested on Thursday by EFCC operatives at the Lagos Airport after he allegedly failed to honour several invitations sent to him by the commission.
The Speaker himself had in June 2021 confirmed that the EFCC was probing the assembly over alleged financial misappropriation.
The EFCC was said to have written to the house, seeking information on all budget appropriations and allocations of the from May 30, 2015 to 2022, following a petition accusing the Speaker and some other officials of the assembly of financial infractions.
However, several invitations by the EFCC to the Speaker and other members of the assembly were not honoured, except for the former deputy speaker, Dare Kadiri, who visited the EFCC office in Lagos and raised an alarm that his signature was forged to siphon N50 million.