SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 09 – On Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) began questioning the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, over the alleged fraudulent activities linked to him.
The Lagos assembly speaker was accused of embezzling public funds and abusing his office.
In a statement after the interrogation by officials of the EFCC in Lagos, Obasa said he decided to honour the invitation of the anti-graft agency as a responsible lawmaker.
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,” Obasa said.
“When we are called upon by law-enforcement agents in their investigations, as responsible citizens, it’s our duty to oblige them.”
He was accused of using his office to misappropriate funds and allocate contracts to himself through third party sources, as well as other acquaintances. The state house of assembly had cleared the speaker of the allegations, saying they are untrue.
However, civil society organisations petitioned the EFCC to carry out a comprehensive investigation on the matter.