Ambode: Lagos state assembly sets up committee to probe ex-governor

Ambode: Lagos state assembly sets up committee to probe ex-governor

The purchase of 820 buses for public transportation in Lagos during the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is to be probed by the state's House of Assembly through a committee it has set up.

The committee is chaired by Honourable Fatai Mojeed, The Nation reports.

Reports have that the high capacity buses were purchased at the cost of N45 billion during Ambode's regime as governor.

Earlier, reported that more details had emerged on why the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were investigating some of the financial dealings of Ambode during his tenure as Lagos state chief executive.

Ambode was being investigated for several deals ranging from unilateral award of over-inflated contracts, cooking the books of the state and approving many opaque deals that did not go through due process.

There were also allegations of the state’s commonwealth being diverted to private accounts in countries like Seychelles and Mauritius while the former governor was in charge.

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Sources inside the EFCC quoted in the report, affirmed that alongside Ambode, a prominent bank chief, would soon be invited for interrogation about his involvement or otherwise in some of the allegations levelled against former Lagos governor. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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