The crisis in the Ondo State House of Assembly is deepening as the assembly complex has been shut down by security operatives to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

This followed a tussle between two factions of the lawmakers over the leadership of the House.

The crisis started after the suspension of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Majority Leader on Friday.

At the resumption of plenary on Monday, the new leadership insisted that the former leadership led by Mrs Jumoke Akindele remained suspended over the 15 million naira found on the House paymaster in the assembly complex.

Mrs Akindele has insisted she has nothing to do with.

She said that the aggrieved members could not have removed her from office as the allegation of fraud levelled against her had not been proven to be true.