The Oyo State House of Assembly has announced the sack of the Chairman, Irepo Local Government, Kisi, Mr. Lateef Sulaiman Adediran.
The house made the announcement
on Thursday following the presentation of the report of the Joint Committee on Local Government, Chieftancy Matters and State Honors and Public Accounts, Finance and Appropriation that investigated allegation of ” Running of Local Government with impunity” levelled against the Chairman.
The House noted that the accused Chairman is removed from office in line with Section 21 of the Local Government Law, 2001as ammended.
It therefore directed the Vice Chairman to immediately assume the position of acting Chairman while the Leader of the House, Mr Busari Adegbenro is to fill the position of the acting Vice Chairman
The report found the Local Government Chairman culpable of allegations of diversion of public funds meant for the purchase of Toyota Camry 2016 model. Report said he purchased Lexus for his office without approval and also purchased substandard Toyota Corolla for the office of the Head of Local Government Administration.
Recall that the Chairman, Mr Lateef Sulaiman Adediran had earlier been indicted by the Office of the Auditor-General for Local Government in the State and the report of the special investigation was submitted to the House.
The House also directed the Executive Arm of Government through the Ministries of Local Government and Chieftancy Matters and Justice to ensure that Mr. Lateef Sulaiman Adediran refund a sum #4,616,800.00 to the coffers of Irepo Local being the difference between unreasonable #5.8m spent on replacement of covers of exercise books.
The leader of the Council Mutalubi Adigun Salami whose account was credited with the sum of #2,676,000,00 as deduction of party dues from salaries of political office holders from February, 2022 to March, 2023 should immediately refund the sum of #2,676,000,00 to the coffers of the Peoples Democratic Party, Irepo Local and the evidence of payment be submitted the House within one week
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency has equally been directed to further investigate Mr Lateef Sulaiman Adediran