Lagos Govt denies paying Sanwo Olu Lawyers’ legal fee.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE 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.