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My signature was forged to divert N50 million in Ogun Assembly –Impeached Deputy Speaker

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The former deputy speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has alleged that his signature was forged to swindle the state assembly of about N50 million.

Mr Kadiri said this during an interview with selected journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday.

The lawmaker, who represents Ijebu North Constituency 2, was impeached last March over allegations of gross misconduct.

The ex-deputy speaker was also accused of insubordination to the Office of the Speaker, abuse of office, threat to lives and properties, conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and attempted murder, committed in his constituency.

But Mr Kadiri explained that he was kicked out of office for asking for accountability of the finances of the House, being the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Finance.

He said that for raising questions, he was impeached and removed from all committees in the house.

“I know the EFCC is investigating the Assembly. I was impeached because I was asking questions, and I felt the speaker was not open about the accountability of the House. When I was the deputy speaker, I don’t know all about the finances of the House, the amount the executive was giving us. I don’t know about our running cost.

“How can I be the chairman of the committee who will sign a document to everyone that the money was spent in the judiciary and I don’t know anything about it? That led to the impeachment.

Credit: premiumtimesng.com

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