The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC has detained Lagos House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa after he was denied bail following his invitation earlier today, Thursday, October 10, 2020.
E-nigeria! had earlier reported that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa in connivance with leaders of the House allegedly connived to embezzle public funds in the tune of several millions of naira.
Although Obasa and his co-conspirators have been trying so hard to cover their tracks but it was a bit too late as the EFCC had already swung into action leading to the discovery of multiple bank accounts operated by the Lagos Assembly Speaker in about 61 Nigerian banks including Wema Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Eco Bank and others.
On Wednesday Mudashiru Obasa and some top accounting officials in the Lagos Assembly were invited by the EFCC for questioning and they honoured the invitation on Thursday and were grilled for several hours by officials of the anti-graft agency.
Against his expectations, he was denied bail by the EFCC, forcing him to be kept for the night at the commission’s office.
SaharaReporters reported that Obasa’s wife, accused of collecting N10m monthly allowance from the Assembly’s coffers, was invited earlier in the week by the EFCC and was granted bail after hours of grilling.
Upon her release, she was said to have accused wives of other lawmakers in the Lagos Assembly of abandoning her in such period of crisis despite also enjoying from the free disbursement of public funds by her husband.