More revelations have emerged about the reason for the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan.
This is as the Oyo State House of Assembly has announced his impeachment based on the recommendations of the panel report and the refusal of the court to stop the impeachment.
Top of the allegations is alleged corruption and insistence on kickback from a contractor.
The announcement was made on Monday following the adoption of the recommendations of the report of the seven man panel set up to investigate allegations levelled against the deputy governor.
The panel report was read by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin.
In a report presented to the House of Assembly, a Prosecution Witness (PW2) named AbdulJelil Adekunle Kareem confirmed to have written a letter/petition dated 31st January, 2022 to the OYHA via the Honorable Speaker and the petition was admitted and tendered as Exhibit P3 which detailed his complaints against the deputy governor.
He confirmed that his company Ayod Nigeria Limited secured a contract with Oyo State Government but the Respondent (Deputy Governor) has been on his neck on the contract sum not allowing him to execute the contract but forcing and coercing him to divert the contract sum to his private pocket.
The witness confirmed payment of cash of N2,750,000.00, N3,500,000.00 and another N4,000,000.00 to the deputy governor’s brother (one Mutaliu) on his instruction.
He again informed the panel of the deputy governor’s intimidation, blackmail and harassment consequent upon his refusal to further part and agree to the diversion of the contract sum awarded to his company Ayod Nigeria Limited to the private pocket of the deputy governor.
The same PW2 further informed the panel that the contract for the construction of the deputy governor’s lodge could not be duly executed consequent upon his insistence to personally collect the sum of N40,000,000.00 meant for the purchase of furniture for his lodge into his private pocket. The witness said this caused the non-completion and execution of the contract.
He also informed the panel of other harassment, threat to his life and instigation of his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the instance of the deputy governor.