EFCC files 11 charges against Ogun HOA Speaker and 3 others (DETAILS)


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, and three others with conspiracy, forgery, and stealing.

Rotimi Oyedepo, the EFFC's Lagos Head of Legal Monitoring Unit, filed the charge on September 1, 2022, at the Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The Commission intends to call at least ten witnesses to testify as well as to tender documents and exhibits.

Adamu Yusuf, Otitoju Kolawale, Yazid Bawa, Anyanwu Bright, Adekunbi Mojibola, Munkaila Huzaifa, and Idowu Olarenwaju are among the witnesses.

Others include Ashkash Nigeria Limited representatives, Obasanjo Holdings Limited representatives (managers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Mega Station), and Gateway Bank Limited representatives.

A source within the EFCC, who requested anonymity, also confirmed to the media that the commission would follow up on the case today by filing an application in Abeokuta for the case to be heard this week by a vacation judge at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The EFCC had previously released Oluomo on bail, and he was expected to return to the anti-graft agency's Lagos office today, along with other Ogun Assembly officials, including the clerk and accountant, for questioning.

The 11 counts are detailed below:

Count 1:

That you Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) sometimes in 2019 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to used the total sum of N2,475billion which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activity to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 18 (a), 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 2:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) between June, 2019 and June, 2020 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable Court used the total sum of N900million which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 3:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) between July, 2020 and July, 2021 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable Court used the total sum of N900million which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 4:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) between August, 2021 and December, 2021 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable Court used the total sum of N375million which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 5:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) between January, 2022 and April, 2022 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable Court used the total sum of N300million which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 6:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo on or about the 12th day of September, 2019 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable court transferred the sum of N2 million to BENGRAPHICS, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 7:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo on or about the 12th day of September, 2019 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, transferred the sum of N1.1million to BENGRAPHICS, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activities to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.

Count 8:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) on or about the 22nd day of August, 2019 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honourable court fraudulently forged Ogun State of Nigeria General Claim Form with reference No: OGHA/4/AUG/2019 wherein you claimed that the sum of N10million was received by one Adewunmi Tunde and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Count 9:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) on or about the 30th day of May, 2020 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently forged Ogun State of Nigeria General Claim Form with reference No: OGHA/11/May/2020 wherein you claimed that the sum of N30,250million was received by one Adesina Abimbola and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Count 10:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo, and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) on or about the 21st day of January, 2019 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honourable court fraudulently forged Ogun State of Nigeria General Claim Form with reference No: OGHA/3/JAN/2019 wherein you claimed that the sum of N12million was received by one Babatunde Abiola and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Count 11:

That you, Olakunle Oluomo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Taiwo and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) on or about the 26th day of January, 2019 in Abeokuta within the jurisdiction of this honourable court fraudulently forged the Ogun State of Nigeria General Claim Form with reference No: OGHA/4/JAN/2019 wherein you claimed that the sum of N16 million was received by one Adebowale Jamiu and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

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