Group Drags Ekiti Speaker To Court For Over Petrol Station

More trouble has befallen the Ekiti State Speaker of the House of Assembly,Adewale Omirin, over his ownership of a petrol station.

A group known as Coalition of Democracy Vanguard, on Tuesday reportedly dragged the speaker before the Code of Conduct Bureau over his claim of ownership of a Petrol Station in Ado-Ekiti, Daily Independent reports.

The group also alleged that for Omirin to have owned up to the ownership of the T.FIVE Integrated Petrol Station in Ado Ekiti, was contrary to the oath of office he took on August 6, 2011, when he was elected Speaker.It was reported that the group in a petition signed by the President, Femi Omoyajowo, and Secretary, Bolu Alabi, dated October 27, 2014 and addressed to the CCB’s office in Ado Ekiti, alleged that the Speaker had breached the oath of office and needed to be arrested and prosecuted over the ownership of the investment.

The Group urged the Bureau to carry out unconstrained investigations of Omirin’s claim that he was the legal owner of the Petrol Station.

Reacting to the suit, Omirin at a press conference in Ado Ekiti stated that he has not in any way breached any constitution by accepting the ownership of the petrol station because there was no law that forbids him from investing his money.

Omirin, had last week accused the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, of sealing off his petrol station during an exercise conducted by Petroleum Task Force in the state.

Meanwhile, it was last week reported that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose closedown a fuel station belonging to the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin.