Lagos Assembly Speaker appears before panel on corruption Allegations

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa has reportedly appeared before the State panel of Enquiry on the Corruption Allegations leveled against him.


Lagos Assembly Speaker appears before panel on  corruption Allegations
Mr Mudashiru Obasa

The Speaker, Mr Obasa told the Panel that all Allegations levied against him were untrue to proved with his statement that they were enemies handworks.


Mr Mudashiru Obasa appeared before the nine-man Fact Finding Panel of the House headed by Mr Victor Akande (Ojo Constituency I) at the State House chamber.


One of the Allegations Put against the Speaker includes that an  online medium had reported on May 23 that at least 64 bank accounts have been discovered and linked to the Bank Verification Number of the speaker.


The online medium, said that its discovered that the accounts registered with various names, are being used to siphon public funds and many other allegations against the speaker.


He futher explained that the vehicles bought for the members of the House and other expenses made by the House were done with the approval of the House and that of the Fund Management Committee (FMU) of the House headed by him.


“We bought land cruisers for Principal Officers of the House. The cars we bought for them are always higher than those of other members and we followed the due process in the purchase.


“We went through the Public Procurement Agency (PPA) and others and the vehicles were distributed appropriately.


“It was agreed at the parliamentary meetings on about four occasions and the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, is the Secretary.

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“Also, it is not true that my wife collects N10 million monthly from the House. Anyone who says she does should come with proofs and evidences.


“My approval limit as the Speaker is N100 million and anything above that would have to be approved by the Fund Management Committee.