‘I have nothing to hide’ — Obasa on EFCC probe

‘I have nothing to hide’ — Obasa on EFCC probe

Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, says he has nothing to hide on the corruption allegations against him. On Thursday, th

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Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, says he has nothing to hide on the corruption allegations against him.

On Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had begun questioning 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.

Obasa 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.