The Ondo State House of Assembly has denied reports that its speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun, was invited and grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud.
Naija News had reported that the EFCC had invited the speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, Bode Adeyelu, Deputy Clerk, Amos Olowogorioye, and the Chairman, House Committee on Tertiary Education, Felemugudu Bankole over the alleged fraud.
It was learned that the officers were invited over an alleged fraud committed in 2019 when the lawmakers budgeted a huge amount for a two-day seminar organized by the National Productivity Centre, Lagos and it was later discovered that they did not attend the said seminar.
But according to the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Youths, and Sports Development, Olugbenga Omole, the speaker was not invited by the anti-graft agency.
Making the clarification at a news conference on Monday in Akure, Omole explained that an aggrieved staff member of the Assembly petitioned the EFCC, which made the agency invite the concerned staff.
"There have been rumours in some online and the conventional media that the Speaker has been invited by the EFCC.
"As I often say, this is the only genuine source of information from the House of Assembly. If you get your information from other sources, then it is left to you.
"As at this moment that we are having this press conference, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Bamidele Oloyelogun, has not been invited by the EFCC.
"That is the truth as I am talking to you," Omole said.
Source: Naija News