Lagos Govt denies paying Sanwo Olu Lawyers’ legal fee.

Written by on November 21, 2023

Lagos State Government has refuted allegations made by Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, that the state government funded Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s legal dispute after the Saturday, March 18 election.

Rhodes-Vivour, in a tweet on X, claimed that the Lagos State Government paid 50,000,000 million naira to four lawyers to defend Governor Sanwo-Olu in the legal dispute.

In a statement today, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said there was a payment request but no such payment was ever made.

Omotoso said Rhodes-Vivour’s allegations were without any proof whatsoever and a ploy to deceive the public.

He noted that the document presented by Rhodes-Vivour to support his claims “neither carried the logo of the Lagos State Government nor the endorsement of any of its officials.

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