The Economic, Financial and other Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently investigating some civil servants working within the Ondo State House of Assembly for alleged multimillion naira fraud.
The leadership of the Assembly confirmed the development but added however that the Speaker, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun has not been invited to answer questions over the fraud.
Those invited so far by the EFCC include the committee Chairman on Tertiary Education, Felemu Gudu Bankole, Deputy Clerk, Babatunde Amos Olowogorioye, Clerk of the Assembly, Bode Adeyelu and two civil servants, Olusegun Kayode Oyadeji and OJ. Afolabi.
It was learnt that the alleged fraud was committed in 2019 when the sum of N2.4million was released to the affected persons to attend a two-day seminar organised by National Productivity Centre, Lagos.
The seminar, it was gathered, never held and the money was allegedly diverted.
Chairman, House Committee on Information, Gbenga Omole, who spoke to reporters said the Speaker has not been invited by the EFCC.
Hon Omole who admitted that some staff of the assembly was invited by the EFFC did not disclosed why the Assembly was invited.
He said, “as I am talking to you, the speaker has not been invited. He is currently at the speaker’s lodge in Akure.”