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Petition To EFCC: Vehicles Were Purchased With Consent Of Members, Say Lagos Assembly



Against the backdrop of a petition to Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) by Human Rights Monitoring Agenda alleging that the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly Mudashiru Obasa unilaterally procured 80 vehicles within 11 months at inflated rates, members of the House said the vehicles were purchased after due consultations.

Prime mover of the motion Hon. Rotimi Olowo who drew attention of the House to the petition said that since the 7th Assembly it has remained the norm to purchase two vehicles for each member as official and backup vehicles respectively before expiration of their tenure.

He described the petition as malicious and moved a motion for passage of vote of confidence on the speaker of House Mudashiru Obasa.

The Speaker in his remarks said that there was no going back on the suspension of four lawmakers by the House of Assembly.

Obasa further declared that if those who had been disciplined by the House were responsible for what was being spread all over the place, the committee set up on the issue should be dissolved.

This was supported by all lawmakers who spoke on the matter agreed that the speaker was on the right path adding that they all took decision over purchase of the vehicles together

The suspended lawmakers include; former Chief Whip, Hon. Rotimi Abiru (Shomolu 2), former Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh (Apapa 2), Hon. Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland 2) and Hon. Raheem Kazeem Adewale (Ibeju-Lekki 2).