Ondo Assembly Debunks Report Of Missing Fund

Ondo State House of Assembly says there was no missing fund of two point four million Naira as being circulated in some medium.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Youth and Sports development, Mr. Olugbenga Omole made clarification while briefing newsmen on the invitation of a lawmaker, Mr. Bankole Felemu-Gudu and the clerk of the house, Mr. Bode Adeyelu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Mr. Omole stated that there was actually an issue in the house from a petition written to the EFCC by one of the lawmakers and a former deputy speaker, Mr. Iroju Ogundeji over a supposed seminar billed for December, but was not attended due to the situation in the country then.

The Chairman informed journalists that the money meant for the seminar, the sum of two point four million naira was not accessed until May last year and had since been deposited in the coffer of the Assembly.

He said though the lawmaker, Mr. Felemu-Gudu and the Clerk, Mr. Adeyelu were invited by the EFCC since last week Thursday for interrogation but could not meet bail condition over the weekend.

Mr. Omole noted that the duo would be released and will be back in the Ondo State anytime soon.

The Chairman of the house committee who noted that he was misquoted by some journalists urged media to verify issues and be double sure before reportage of such event or happenings.

Olumide Abudu

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