The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently grilling Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, over allegations of fraud.
Naija News reports that Wilson Uwujaren,, the spokesman for the EFCC, disclosed in an interview with PUNCH that the Lagos Speaker was invited and he honoured the invitation at the Lagos zone office of the commission on Thursday.
“He was invited, not arrested. He is responding to questions,” the EFCC spokesman said.
This online news platform understands that the two-time Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has been facing several allegations of corruption.
Some months ago, Obasa appeared before the House panel of enquiry on the corruption allegations levelled against him which he eventually denied but admitted that N80 million as estacode was approved for the training of the wives of 20 lawmakers in Dubai.
Lagos Speaker had said: “We gave N4m to each of the participants for air tickets, hotels, feedings and local travel. Air ticket to Dubai alone costs about N2m. Some of these allegations were raised for a crusade to get the Speaker out of office.
“The House of Assembly is above common standard of excellence and we have to train people, and this comes at a cost. Learning is not cheap and I have never collected N80m for estacode at a go before,” he had said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly committee subsequently cleared Obasa, which sparked protests among several anti-corruption groups in Lagos and Nigeria at large.
Source: Naija News