1bn Fraud: Oyo Assembly Refutes Claim of Account Closure by EFCC

The Oyo State House of Assembly has refuted the recent reports permeating the media space that bank accounts of some of its members were frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, describing the reports as baseless and deliberate misinformation.

According to a public release signed by the Chairman House Committee on Information, Oyo legislative arm Hon. Kazeem Olayanju, no account was frozen by the EFCC.

He thereby urged the media to seek clarity on any material they post before publishing it.

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The report, according to Hon Olayanju, is not only misleading but also discredits the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly’s beliefs and values.

“Recently EFCC invited some top staff of the House over a petition on how we bought our official cars as State lawmakers. They appeared, answered all questions and all necessary documents were presented for accountability sake and that was all.

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“The assembly has been running all its legislative duties in line with the laid down procedures. We hold plenaries, perform oversight functions to the best of our ability, and ultimately do our best for the entire Oyo State. Where will get funds to run the day to day activities if the Account of the Assembly had been frozen?

“We want to appeal to journalists and every media practitioner to be more professional and always put the ethics of the job first. They play a crucial role in our democracy and should always do it in the best interest of the people.

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“The House is open, the office of the speaker is open and our lines are always available for clarification of any information just to ensure their reports are objective, balanced and factual. ” Hon Olayanju said


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