Ondo Assembly suspends member for fetish practices
Wonders never ends! A female legislator in the Ondo State Assembly in 2013 was subject of allegations of fetish practices leading to her suspension from the assembly.
The legislator: suspended the Chief Fola Olasehinde, member representing Ose State Constituency, in the assembly.
For this, the House wielded the axe on Wednesday suspending her from the Assembly until proper investigations were conducted by a panel raised by the House, The Tribune has reported.
The Deputy Speaker, Dare Emiola, who announced the indefinite suspension on the floor of the House, said the decision was taken at the parliamentary meeting of the assembly.
He said the House had inaugurated a five-member committee, led by
Mr. Fatai Olotu is to head the fove-member committee empanelled to investigate Olasehinde.
The House was sequel to the revelation by the landlord of the lawmaker, Kolawole Ogunbadejo, had alleged that she was in possession of fetish items.
The landlord reported that she had turned the house into a shrine, with various fetish items littering her apartment.
Various fetish objects were allegedly found in the house. They included amulets, snail shells, live snails, cow horns of different sizes wrapped in coloured cloth, miniature coffins, photo images of humans and animals, concoctions in black clay pots, as well as bottles and cans containing all manner of liquids. Some personal effects of the female lawmaker, including House of Assembly vehicle plate number, campaign posters and hand bills were also said to be found in the apartment.
Olasehinde, who represents Ose State Constituency, denied any knowledge of the fetish items, saying she had moved all her belongings to a new accommodation at GRA, Alagbaka, Akure, since October, 2012. The issue has, however, generated controversies necessitating the assembly to investigate the matter, following which the female lawmaker, was suspended.