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Impeachment: Hoodlums overrun Ondo Assembly as four lawmakers battered 

Hoodlums have taken over the Ondo state House of Assembly following the impeachment of the Speaker, Bamidele David Oloyelogun.




Oloyelogun was removed on Friday alongside the deputy Speaker, Ogundeji Iroji amid heavy racour at the parliamentary house.

Both Oloyelogun representing Ifedore Constituency and Ogundeji representing Odigbo Constituency II, were removed by two third majority of the House of Assembly.

The two men were impeached over an alleged “gross misconduct and incompetent, and exhaustion of the budget allocation to the Assembly running into N1.5 Billion.”

Olamide George representing Akure North Constituency was thereafter elected as new Speaker  of the troubled House of Assembly.

While Abimbola Fajolu representing Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo was elected as the new deputy Speaker.

Fatai Olotu representing the Akoko North East in the House however told journalists that both men had been subsequently sworn in.

However, the hoodlums who were members of National Union of Road Transport Workers Union (NUTRW) were allegedly led by their Chairman, Jacob Dabo aka “Dajo”.

It was reported that the hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons such as stick and stones unleashed terror on the presiding officers of Assembly.

The temporary hijack of the Assembly Complex led to the injuries of four lawmakers by the armed hoodlums who had a “field day” despite heavy presence of security agencies.

Properties worth millions of naira, including vehicles, were destroyed by the rampaging hoodlums, while some journalists who were at the House of Assembly escaped by whiskers as they were  seriously chased out of the Chambers with broken bottles.

Meanwhile, the impeached speaker, Oloyeloogun was briefly returned to the House of Assembly in company of security agencies on Friday, announcing the suspension of the new speaker, George and 14 others.

He said the embattled members were suspended for what he described as “unruly behaviour” and adjourned sitting Indefinitely.


YOMI AYELESO, Akure 

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