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Impeached Ogun speaker, Oluomo heads to court

Former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has announced that he filed a lawsuit in the state High Court contesting his impeachment. His statement comes after a period of silence following his sudden impeachment reported by HYPEBLOG9JA MEDIA three days prior. Oluomo, who was impeached on Tuesday for alleged offenses including arrogance and highhandedness, claims that his removal did not adhere to proper procedures. This is cited as the basis for his legal action seeking redress through the court.

Oluomo, who was facing allegations of financial misappropriation amounting to N2.5 billion and was being pursued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was impeached by 18 out of the 26 members of the assembly.

In response to the accusations against him, Oluomo stated that he had taken legal action against his colleagues, asserting that his impeachment was unlawful. However, he acknowledged that he had not received support from his colleagues since being re-elected as speaker for a second term.

He explained, “I have initiated legal proceedings in the Ogun State High Court to determine whether a speaker can be removed in such a manner resembling Gestapo tactics or a coup. The court has instructed them to serve me, which they have done, and we are scheduled to defend our case on the 7th of February.”

“I firmly believe in upholding the rule of law, which is why I have pursued legal recourse. Regardless of the number of signatures collected, my priority is to ensure due process is followed. They served me a notice on Wednesday, and I have responded today,” he added.

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“I sought peace, which is why I have resorted to the courts to ascertain the legitimacy of my removal,” he concluded.

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