Kunle Oluomo, the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has been impeached.
The decision unfolded during a plenary session on Tuesday, where 18 out of 36 members voted against him. The impeachment is reportedly linked to allegations of embezzlement of funds, highhandedness, and related offenses. The impeachment was based on allegations of embezzlement of funds, highhandedness, and related offenses.
Following Oluomo’s removal, the Assembly swiftly elected Oludaisi Elemide as the new Speaker. Oluomo’s tenure had been marred by controversy, including legal troubles with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). On September 6, 2022, Oluomo, along with three others, was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos on charges of conspiracy, forgery, stealing, and money laundering.
The EFCC accused the defendants of siphoning N2.475 billion from the treasury of the Ogun State House of Assembly between 2019 and 2022. Despite the legal challenges, Oluomo had been granted bail while the trial continued.