Lagos State House of Assembly investigating all transactions in respect of the 820 buses procured by the immediate past administration of Akinwunmi Ambode has suspended its sitting indefinitely.

The decision came following Wednesday’s ruling by an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court ordering all parties in a suit filed by Ambode against the lawmakers to maintain status while it adjourned till November 20 for the next hearing.

Fatai Mojeed said:
The matter was adjourned indefinitely as the committee got a court order to stay action on the matter and that they had to respect the opinion of the court.

Lawmakers are not law breakers, which was why we had to adjourn the matter indefinitely.
The people of Lagos should be expecting more from us.

Gbolahan Yishawu also said the House was not trying to witch-hunt anybody or put anybody on the spot for any reason.
He stressed that the assembly was not being pushed by any individual on the matter, while recalling that the issue dated back to 2017.

Olaniran Obele from the chambers, the counsel to Mr Ambode, expressed dismay that they were not allowed into the committee room and could not confirm if they sat.
He however welcomed the decision of the committee to suspend further sitting on the matter based on the High Court ruling.
The assembly to drop a letter stating reasons why the former governor could no longer honour the summon as a result of the court ruling.
We came to represent Ambode, but the officials of the House of Assembly, in a military manner prevented us from entering the Committee room.  

There is a matter pending in court and this afternoon, the court said the status should be maintained, that nothing should be done.
We brought processes from the court and letters to serve on the Chairman of the Committee and the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly but they refused to accept validly issued court documents and letter conveying what the court has said to them.

Finally, we wish to inform you that since the constitutionality of the proceedings of the committee is being challenged in the civil Suit our client will not be able to appear before the committee until the matter is decided by the court.