The Osun State House of Assembly has issued a warrant for arrest of the immediate past Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development in the state, Mr. Muyiwa Ige, over his alleged refusal to honour the lawmakers’ invitation.
Muyiwa is a son of a former Governor of old Oyo State, late Chief Bola Ige.
The Assembly is investigating a land matter at Ilobu and the former commissioner was invited to appear before the lawmakers,
The report of the warrant was aired on the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday and a member of the House of Assembly confirmed the development to our correspondent on the telephone.
The lawmaker, who pleaded anonymity, said he was invited through a radio announcement on Tuesday and was also asked to appear before the House.
The lawmakers said Ige was not the only invited person who did not honour the invitation, saying a former permanent secretary in the ministry also did not come, but that he called to notify the Assembly.
“It is true; but the invitation was aired on OSBC on Tuesday and if he was not in the state, he might not have heard that he was invited.
“We didn’t receive any call from Muyiwa until the evening time when he called and told us that he was not aware of the invitation.
“He was not accused of stealing anything; so, I think he would come on Monday or so.”
When contacted, Ige told our correspondent on the telephone that he was not aware of the invitation from the Assembly.
The former commissioner, who was furious about the warrant of arrest, said he was in the state on Tuesday but he did not hear the radio announcement.
“I just heard the same way you heard it. Nobody invited me. It is very strange; nobody invited me. I was even in Osun State till 7:pm on Tuesday.”
Ige said he personally volunteered to assist on the matter and that he was not given official invitation to that effect.
He affirmed that he had no cause to run away from the lawmakers when he had not done anything wrong.