Alleged N4.6bn diversion: No evidence to criminalise me – Fashola

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has pushed back at N4.6bn fraud sin imputed to him.

Fashola has been dogged by claim that during his time as Minister of Power, Works and Housing he allegedly supervised illegal payment of N4.6bn into private accounts.

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In a statement released by the former Lagos governor, he owned up to the act but denied any wrong saying “In all, no money was stolen or is missing. There is no smoking gun to criminalise Fashola.”

Explaining away the action, “What has happened is that not all government officials who, from time to time, needed to be paid for approved expenses were registered on the platform.

“In order to ensure that government work was not hampered, the directors of finance and accounts sought and obtained approval of the accountant-general to pay these monies through the accounts of an approved few who were on the platform.”

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