The Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri has been impeached.
A five-member committee set up by the House impeached Hon. Kadiri over an alleged public disturbance which he was found guilty, Channels Television reports.
Hon Kadiri was on February 26, arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for an alleged assault after he reportedly led suspected hoodlums to invade the residence of the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, in Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state during the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
He was removed after the report by the five-member committee recommended him for impeachment, he was found guilty of the allegations levelled against him 18 out of the 26 lawmakers adopted for his removal.
According to the Chairman and Majority Leader of the committee Hon. Yusuf Sheriff,
“The committee gave all the parties involved ample opportunities to make their presentations with relevant evidence including; documents, phone recordings, CD Rom and printed photographs to establish their facts”.
“On the involvement of a lawyer, Hon. Kadiri Oluwadamilare failed to have exploited all internal mechanisms of getting information sought before calling a lawyer. To this end, the committee considered that: as the Vice-Chairman of fund management Committee, he has direct access to all the information; as the Vice Chairman of the Principal Officers body, he never reported the matter for discussion; as the Vice-Chairman of the House, executive meetings held every plenary day, he never raised the issue for discussion.”
On the petitions submitted by Adebiyi Odugbesan & Co. after listening to both parties, the Committee observed that the matter is neither here nor there. The Committee is of the opinion that Hon. Kadiri, as an Honourable Member and Deputy Speaker of the House, should have exhibited some caution. However, since the matter is still pending and awaiting further investigation by the Nigeria Police, the Committee will not make any pronouncement on the issue”.
The Deputy Speaker represented Ijebu-North at the State Assembly.
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