In yet another grand corruption, SaharaReporters has uncovered how Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, illegally collected N45,750,00 for a Christmas party that never held.
The money, which was approved on November 22, 2019 by Obasa for one of his mistresses, who doubles as the officer to organise the Christmas party for children of lawmakers, ran contrary to the annual Christmas party organised by the Lagos State Government.
SaharaReporters gathered that despite the party not taking place, the money approved and released for it by Obasa was never accounted for.
“We were all looking forward to the party after we heard over N45m was released but our hope was dashed in December when we were told no Christmas party again.
“On hearing this, almost all the Assembly staff cursed both the Speaker and his mistress for such callous depletion of our common patrimony without any service from the fund,” a staff told SaharaReporters.
Recall that SaharaReporters had published how Obasa tricked former governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, to collect the sum of N350m to organise a conference for lawmakers from across the country.
In other series of reports, the online publication had exposed the fraudulent and corrupt activities of the Lagos Speaker.
While Obasa orchestrated the disbursement of N10m monthly to his wife under the guise of gender inclusiveness programme for women, he also received N17m monthly to maintain his personal residence and guest house.
He had also mobilised thugs with N50m in a bid to invade the Civic Media Lab office and burn down the place with anybody found there as a way of getting back at the online news publication for exposing his fraudulent activities in the Lagos parliament where he had been feeding fat on public funds.
Obasa and his group are targeting the leadership of Human and Environmental Development Agenda, a civil rights organisation promoting transparency and justice.