Breaking: EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker Over Fraud Allegations

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Breaking: EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker Over Fraud Allegations
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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is currently at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where he is responding to questions bothering on his alleged involvement in fraud.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told the Punch newspaper that Obasa was invited and he honoured the invitation at the Lagos zonal office of the commission on Thursday.

“He was invited, not arrested. He is responding to questions,” Uwujaren said.

Obasa was recently in the news for several allegations of corruption. However, the Lagos House of Assembly constituted a panel of enquiry to investigate the corruption allegations levelled against him.

While Obasa denied most of the allegations, he admitted that N80 million as estacode was approved for the training of the wives of 20 lawmakers in Dubai.

“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 said.

He was subsequently cleared by the House Committee amid protests by keen followers of the allegations who called on the EFCC to step in.

This post was written by Chinedu Ibeakanma.

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