In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, October, 2020

EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker, Obasa Over Fraud

EFCC Grills Lagos Speaker, Obasa Over Fraud

Mudashiru Obasa

Mudashiru Obasa

Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State Home of Meeting, is within the custody of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee responding to allegations of fraud, The PUNCH has learnt.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, defined that that Obasa was invited and he honoured the invitation on the Lagos zone workplace of the fee on Thursday.

“He was invited, not arrested. He’s responding to questions,”
Uwujaren stated.

Obasa, who’s a two-time Speaker of the Home, has been dealing with a number of allegations of corruption.

The speaker had some months in the past appeared earlier than the Home panel of enquiry on the corruption allegations levelled in opposition to him.

Whereas Obasa denied a lot of the allegations, he admitted that N80 million as estacode was accredited for the coaching of the wives of 20 lawmakers in Dubai.

“We gave N4m to every of the contributors for air tickets, motels, feedings and native journey. Air ticket to Dubai alone prices about N2m. A few of these allegations have been raised for a campaign to get the Speaker out of workplace.

“The Home of Meeting is above frequent commonplace of excellence and we’ve got to coach folks, and this comes at a price. Studying isn’t low cost and I’ve by no means collected N80m for estacode at a go earlier than,” he stated.

The Home committee subsequently cleared him, which sparked protests amongst a number of anti-corruption teams.

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