An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has ordered the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC) to prosecute the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon. David Oleyeloogun, and others over alleged fraud..

Written by on July 28, 2022

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has ordered the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC) to prosecute the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon. David Oleyeloogun, and others over alleged fraud.

The EFCC had earlier approached the court seeking the prosecution of the concerned lawmakers for allegedly involving in fraudulent practice.

The alleged fraud was said to have been committed in 2019 when the lawmakers were supposed to have attended a two-day seminar organised by the National Productivity Centre, Lagos, but they did not attend.

During the proceeding, the counsel for the defendants, Dr Remi Olatubora, asked the court to strike out the charges against his clients over the failure of the EFCC to comply with the practice direction of the state judiciary

In his ruling, the judge, Justice Adegboyega Adebusuyi, ordered the anti-graft agency to serve fresh charges against the defendants and fixed October 27, 2022 for hearing of the case.


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