The Ogun State Police Command says the arrest of the Deputy Speaker, of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Oludare Kadiri is to aid investigation into the allegations of misconduct leveled against him.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the Lawmaker’s arrest in Abeokuta. 

Mr. Oyeyemi said the deputy speaker was accused of leading thugs to the house of a former lawmaker where they allegedly attacked the man and vandalised his house.

Meanwhile, a document bearing the purported signature of twenty out of twenty-six lawmakers at the assembly calling for the removal of the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Oludare Kadiri over alleged gross misconduct has gone viral. 

The document dated 23rd February, 2021 and addressed to the Clerk of the House, had alleged Mr. Kadiri of insubordination, involvement of external bodies in the assembly’s affairs and abuse of office by engaging in conducts likely to cause a breach of the peace. 

There had been lingering disagreements among stalwarts of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ijebu North Local Government Area, where the deputy speaker hails from. 

The recent incident was attributed to issues bordering on supremacy battle amongst political leaders in the local government over the control of machinery for the party’s registration and revaluation exercise in the council area.

Net/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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