For the second time in four days, officers from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the Speaker of the Ogun State Legislative Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, for fraudulent activities.
PREMIUM TIMES reports that officers arrested Mr Oluomo around 9am last Thursday at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
The speaker was, however, released late on Friday evening but asked to return on Monday.
When the speaker returned to the EFCC office on Monday, he was detained.
A source said Mr Oluomo and two other suspects were in EFCC custody at 9:43 p.m.
The speaker and his media assistant, Abdulgafar Adeleye, did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, also did not return phone calls.
Monday, the the anti-corruption agency filed an 11-count charge against Mr. Oluomo and the Clerk of the House, Adedeji Adeyemo, and the Accountant, Oludayo Samuel.
A fourth suspect, Adeyanju-Nimota Amoke, who is believed to be the House’s former accountant, remains at large.
The head of the EFFC Legal Oversight Unit in Lagos, Rotimi Oyedepo, filed the charges against the speaker and the three other defendants in the Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Multiple sources both at the assembly and at the EFCC told the newspaper that the speaker had declined several invitations extended to him by the EFCC.
The suspects could be arraigned in court on Tuesday.
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