Hon.Mudasiru Obasa

Hon.Mudasiru Obasa, the Speaker Of Lagos State house of Assembly is in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) net and currently under interrogation for alleged  financial fraud and recklessness.

It was learnt that he arrived at EFCC office  in company of his lawyers  at around 10 am  but his lawyer was asked to wait at the reception while he, Obasa is taken inside for interrogation..

It was also learnt that operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has also extended an invitation to him for an interview.

Obasa has been under investigation by the anti-graft commission following series of revelation detailing allegations of misappropriation of funds from the coffers of the House, including over bloated expenses.

Online new medium, Saharareporters had alleged that Obasa allegedly operates over 60 bank accounts and had used his office to misappropriate funds and allocate contracts to himself through third party sources, as well as other acquaintances, releasing some classified documents to back up their report.

He was also alleged to have spent N258m to print invitation cards for the inauguration of the 9th Assembly.

The Speaker also allegedly approved N80m as estacode for 20 wives of some lawmakers to travel to Dubai, while his wife collected N10m monthly from the House.

Though the Speaker had consistently denied all the allegations insisting that it was the handiwork of his detractors, the allegations have continued to resonate while a petition was eventually sent to the EFCC by the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CISNAC) to investigate the weighty allegations.

In July, the Commission invited some members of the House for questioning. Some personal aides to the Speaker were also guests at the EFCC office.

 “He has been summoned by the anti-graft agency to come and answer questions but there is insinuation that he may not honour the invite because he has sensed that the commission may detain him, “the source said.

It was learnt that some of the Speaker’s aides had been earlier invited for questioning by the EFCC, including one of his sons, who cooperated and gave useful information to the Commission

But one of his aides, named Kingsley, learnt was detained for eight days for refusing to cooperate with the EFCC.

He later succumbed and gave them some useful info before he was released