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Lagos Assembly suspends council chief over alleged misappropriation of N350m

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The Lagos State House of Assembly Friday suspended the Chairman of Ifako/Ijaiye local government area of the state, Mr. Oloruntoba Oke, and three others over alleged misappropriation of N350 million.

The suspension was sequel to a report submitted to the assembly at plenary by the chairman of an ad-hoc committee constituted to investigate the alleged misappropriation of funds in the council, Mr. Rotimi Olowo.

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Olowo noted that the fund was approved in 2012 for the funding of five projects in the local council.

The other affected persons are the council manager, treasurer and engineer.

Another lawmaker who spoke on the issue, Mr. Abiodun Tobun (Epe I) lamented that some council officials were working against the law and urged them to embark on projects that would improve the lives of the people.

Tobun, while supporting the suspension of the council chairman, said it would serve as deterrent to others who had it in mind to misappropriate funds allocated for project execution.

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