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23 November 2019

House of Assembly suspends LG Boss over fund misappropriation.

The Lagos State House of Assembly has announced the suspension of the Chairman of Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government, Oloruntoba Oke, and some Management members of the Council over the misappropriation of three hundred and fifty million naira granted in twenty-twelve for funding of five projects, including the construction of a council Secretariat, and other social amenities.

The suspension followed the report on the investigation of allegations levelled against the Council Boss, presented by a member representing Somolu Constituency One, Rotimi Olowo.

The House also directed the Vice Chairman of the Local government, Akambi Hamzat, to immediately take over affairs of the Local government.

Speaker of the House, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa, said that the Chairman could not be suspended in isolation, as other officials were also indicted in the report.

Others affected are the Council Treasurer and Council Engineer .

In his remarks, Sanai Agunbiade commended the six Councilors of the council for their courage in writing a petition to the House over the activities of the Chairman, saying the suspension of chairman was predicated on the petition written by the Councilors.


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