Ex-Ogun deputy speaker demands N1.5b damages
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on March 18, 2021
Former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has taken the Assembly before a Federal High Court in Abeokuta, seeking quashing of his removal by the Assembly.
Kadiri was removed by nineteen lawmakers on March 4 for alleged gross misconduct and about a week later, replaced by Balogun Akeem Agbolade from Ogun Waterside State Constituency.
In the suit filed on March 10, Kadiri sued the Ogun Assembly and sought one point five billion naira damages.
He joined Speaker Olakunle Oluomo as the first respondent, while the House of Assembly was the second respondent and also prayed the court for an order of one billion naira exemplary damages against the respondents.
In the court paper signed by the counsel to the applicant, Idowu Adepeju, the removed deputy speaker sought a declaration that his right to a fair hearing under Section thirty-six, subsection one of the constitution was violated by the respondents in the process of removing him.