Lawmakers at the Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached the state Deputy Governor, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan.
His impeachment came after a recommendation of Justice Munta Abimbola-led investigation panel as contained in the report submitted to the house, which affirmed the allegations levelled against the deputy governor.
It was learnt that 23 out of the 32 lawmakers of the Oyo State House of Assembly in accordance with section 188 (4) of the Nigerian Constitution signed the petition against the deputy governor at inception of the impeachment process.
The announcement of the development was made by the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin at the plenary on Monday morning after deliberation on the report of the 7-man panel of investigation.
According to the report of the panel, as read on the floor of the House by the Majority leader, Sanjo Adedoyin, the deputy governor at different intervals during the course of investigation failed to honour invitations sent to him to appear before it, thereby compelling the panel to make unnecessary adjournment.
Meanwhile, Justice Ladiran Akintola of an Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan had last week dismissed the suit filed by the deputy governor of the state to stop the state House of Assembly from continuing with the impeachment process.