April 20, 2024

Lawmakers Suspend Ogun Council Boss Over Allegations of fraud  

Lawmakers Suspend Ogun Council Boss Over Allegations of fraud

The legislative arm of Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun state, has suspended the council’s Chairman, Hon. Ayorinde Abdul-Salam Adebayo for three months, over allegations of fraud, absence from office, as well as acts of obstructing the legislative council from performing its statutory functions among other gross misconduct.


Ayorinde’s suspension was part of resolutions arrived at by the council’s legislators at the end of her plenary session held on Wednesday at the legislative chamber of the local government.


In a “Notice Of Allegations Of Misconduct” duly signed by 10 out of 16 Councillors of the Local Government Area, the council’s Executive Chairman was accused of commiting four punishable offences which also bothered on high handedness and fraud, and thereby contravening Sections 209; 52 (c) and (i) of the Local Governments’ Law of Ogun State.


In the said notice, which was presented before the Abeokuta North Local Government’s House by Hon. Akinbami Mutiu, the Councillor representing Ward 6, the Executive Chairman was said to have “surreptitiously sold” a 512 acres of land which is an asset of the local government to a private estate company under the guise of Private Public Partnership arrangements without remitting the proceeds to the Council’s purse.


The lawmakers however, forwarded copies of their resolutions to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo and heads of all the security agencies in the State.

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