LAGOS ASSEMBLY PASSES PUBLIC COMPLAINTS, ANTI-CORRUPTION BILL INTO LAW

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill to establish the Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission and for Connected Purposes.

The bill was passed into law on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, after the Third Reading of the bill by the house and a consequent voice vote.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa then directed the Clerk, Barrister Olalekan Onafeko to forward a clean copy of the bill to Mr Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent.

The law consists of 73 sections with some of the following provisions:

Section 14 (2) states that the Commission shall be responsible for the:
(a) enforcement and due administration of the provision of this law;
(b) investigation of all financial crimes and anti-corruption cases in the state;
(c) coordination and enforcement of all anti-corruption and financial crime law and enforcement functions conferred on any other person or authority with regards to the finances and assets of the state Government;
(d) adoption and enforcement of measures to ensure transparency in the management of resources of the State Government;
(e) adoption of measures to identify, trace, freeze, confiscate, or seize proceeds derived from acts of corruption and financial crimes related offences or properties, the value of which correspond to such proceeds

The House later adjourned sitting to Tuesday 15th December at noon.

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