- The speaker of Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has reacted to the allegation of fraud levelled against him
- Obasa was on Thursday, October 8, at the Lagos office of the EFCC to respond to the allegations
- The lawmaker, however, described the allegations as unfounded and false
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Following his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged misappropriation of funds levelled against him, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has reacted.
Premium Times reports that the speaker said he honoured the EFCC's invitation because he had nothing to hide over the allegation.
Legit.ng gathered that the EFCC on Thursday, October 8, questioned Obasa over allegations of fraud and financial misappropriation.
In his reaction, Obasa said he was obliged to honour the invitation, adding that it is his duty as a responsible citizen of the state.
The speaker said:
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invited me today (Thursday). As a responsible citizen and lawmaker, I honoured the invitation. I have nothing to hide.
“When we are called upon by law-enforcement agents in their investigations, as responsible citizens, it’s our duty to oblige them.”
Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the EFCC had said that Obasa, who is serving a second consecutive term as speaker of the state House Assembly, had honoured invitation by the commission to respond to the allegations.
Obasa, however, described the allegations against him as “unfounded", adding that his approval limit as the speaker of the House was N100 million.
The anti-corruption agency had also secured an order of the Federal High Court in Lagos for an interim forfeiture of three bank accounts allegedly linked with the speaker.
The order followed a suit, number FHC/L/CS/1069/2020, in which the EFCC sought an ex-parte order to freeze Obasa’s three bank accounts pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegations of diversion of funds, abuse of office and money laundering levelled against him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC secured a court order freezing three bank accounts linked to Obasa.
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Source: Legit Nigeria