Council boss resigns after drug and driving charges

Bayo Dosunmu, CEO of Lambeth Borough Council
Bayo Dosunmu, who has a salary of nearly £185,000, is due in court in August [Lambeth Council]

A London council boss has resigned after being charged with a number of driving and drug offences.

Bayo Dosunmu, chief executive of Lambeth council, was arrested in the Westminster area on 23 June after allegedly failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The 46-year-old has also been charged with possession of a class A controlled drug, driving over the alcohol limit, and driving without insurance.

Lambeth Council confirmed that Mr Dosunmu would step down as chief executive from 15 July.

The council boss, from Hammersmith, has been off work since last month when he was arrested by police, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 1 August.

Mr Dosunmu was appointed chief executive of the council in April 2022, and was previously the council’s deputy chief executive and strategic director for resident services.

Fiona Connolly, the council’s corporate director of housing and adult social care, is currently acting chief executive.

Lambeth Council intends to begin recruiting for a new permanent chief executive soon.

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