Olakunle Oluomo, Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, was arrested by the operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos on Thursday on his way out of the country.
Reports have it that the operatives of the EFCC picked him up to answer questions bordering on alleged financial crimes after failing to honour the anti-graft agency’s invitations on different occasions.
It is recalled that 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 assembly, seeking information on all budget appropriations and allocations of the House from May 30, 2015, to 2021.
An unidentified person had petitioned the EFCC, accusing the Speaker and some other officials of financial infractions.
It was, however, gathered that he was taken to the Lagos office of the EFCC for further questioning.
But, a source close to the Speaker, who confirmed Olumo’s presence at the EFCC office, said he was not arrested but was there on an invitation.
According to the source, the Speaker wasn’t arrested but was at the EFCC office on an invitation that he claimed had been in the public space.