Lagos State House of Assembly has dismissed all corruption allegations levelled against the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.
The Assembly also passed a vote of confidence in him and said all the allegations were “frivolous and unfounded.”
First News gathered that the Victor Akande-led nine-man ad hoc committee of the House, on Monday, submitted their report on the various allegations levelled against Obasa.
An online news medium had reported that Obasa operated 64 bank accounts with the same Bank Verification Number.
The medium also alleged that he spent N258m to print invitation cards for the inauguration of the 9th Assembly.
The Speaker also allegedly approved N80m as estacodes for the wives of some lawmakers to travel to Dubai, while his wife collected N10m monthly from the House.
But in its report, the committee declared that the allegations were deliberate misinformation.
According to the committee leader, “The Speaker did not have multiple accounts with Ecobank; the BVN ascribed to Wema Bank does not belong to him and the companies attributed to him in Wema Bank, are not correct.
“Out of the 14 accounts attributed to him for Zenith Bank, only six belong to him and only two are active.
“The alleged N10m paid to the Speaker’s wife, is not true,” the committee leader.”
The committee, however, directed the Clerk to investigate the leakage of the House’s documents to the press and punish erring staff.
Hon Setonji David, representing Badagry 2, reportedly moved a motion for the adoption of the recommendations of the committee, which was seconded by lawmaker representing Ifako Ijaye 2, Temitope Adewale.
The members agreed with the recommendations based on a voice vote conducted by the Majority Leader of the House, Sanni Agunbiade, who acted as the Speaker during the sitting.