2012 views | Emmanuel Anthony | May 16, 2020
News hunters have laid hands on a document revealing how Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, approved the sum of N258m for the printing of invitation cards for the inauguration of lawmakers two months after the event had been held.
The document explicitly stated that the fund was processed on the orders of Obasa for the inauguration of the Ninth Assembly with 34 returning members and six new members, which was held on June 7, 2019.
The document, which was used for the approval and release of the funds, was fraudulently processed two months after the event had taken place, SaharaReporters gathered.
The document was titled “Celebrations and Ceremonies” and was dated August 7, 2019.
It reads, “Being payment approved for the printing of invitation cards during the inauguration of the 9th Assembly as per Hon. Speaker’s approval vide LSHA/LM/C/276.”
The N258m scandal is the latest in a series of reports on the corrupt activities of the Lagos Assembly Speaker, who have continued to siphon public funds through different means.
The reports have also exposed how Obasa has been using a series of companies owned and linked to him to receive various sums from the state’s Assembly.
It was earlier revealed that Obasa collects N17m monthly from the Assembly to maintain his personal residence and guest house and also got N53m from the state coffers to travel with his mistress to the United States of America.
Unable to get SaharaReporters to stop exposing his fraudulent act, Obasa has paid N50m to some thugs to set ablaze the Civic Media Lab and also resorted to a smearing campaign against the online news publication.