The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has identified Dare Kadiri, his former deputy, as one of those responsible for his encounters with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Oluomo who insisted on his innocence in the allegations brought against him by the EFCC added that he wants the court to determine the charges.
He revealed that it will also reflect the hyperbolic nature of the petitions submitted by the impeached former Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri.
He also claimed he was not the Assembly's accounting officer and noted that the House only has one bank account.
Oluomo returned to work on Frida after meeting the terms of his bail conditions.
"By law, I am not the Accounting Officer of the House, for emphasis, the House under my leadership operates only one bank account since 2019, through which running costs and allowances are paid directly into the bank accounts of individual Honourable members and staff of the House including the petitioner,” he stated.
Oluomo clarified that charges 10 and 11 are for the Eighth legislature before he became the Speaker.
He added that the refusal to honour the initial invitation of the EFCC was because of the method adopted by the anti-graft agency, which he said is against section 36 of the Constitution.
“We challenged it in court, this is in the public domain as it was widely reported but the EFCC refused to wait for the pronouncement in that case before taking further steps, despite having joined issues with us in court.
“I have always been disciplined and upright in my position, conduct and dealings with people, I shall continue to remain myself with truth and honour as my goal. I thank everyone that showed love and concern in the last few days. Thanks and God bless you all,” he submitted.