The controversy over the purported invasion of the Ondo State House of Assembly complex by a snake has assumed another dimension with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Sunday ordering the probe of the appearance of the reptile.
The governor, who expressed dismay on the snake scare at the state parliament, inspected the facilities at the State House of Assembly.
He said his government would investigate what brought the snake into the law chamber while the lawmakers were in session.
The lawmakers had on Thursday scampered for safety when a snake dropped from the roof and landed on the hallow chamber during the plenary.
It led to hasty suspension of proceedings as directed by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun.
Akeredolu, however, blamed the lawmakers, alleging blackmail in such a circumstance.
He said his inspection of facilities at the premises of the House did not suggest that snakes could penetrate into the chamber.
The governor alleged that members of the House of Assembly diverted the money earmarked for maintenance of the facilities in the Assembly complex to other things.
Although he admitted that the facilities at the Assembly complex need renovation, the governor said he could not believe that a live snake could jump from the roof into the chamber.
But the Speaker said there was no iota of lie in the story, stressing that the matter was painted more than the actual incidence in the social media.
According to him, the House had requested for fund for the total renovation of structures and facilities at the Assembly’s complex before the incident.