Nigeria: Lawmaker Accused Of $3 Million USD Water Contract Scam


A human rights advocacy group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called for the prosecution of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, over the allegation of N1.1bn water contract scam. SERAP, in a statement on Sunday by its Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, urged the Acting Chairmen of both the Code of Conduct Bureau and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to jointly investigate the alleged fraud committed by Yusuff. The group alleged that Yusuff used his personal company to win water contracts amounting to about N1.1bn from the Ministry of Water Resources.