EFCC commits to investigate corruption allegations against Lagos Speaker, Obasa

By our reporter| The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday said it will look into the corruption allegations leveled against Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly.

Obasa had been accused of embezzling public funds and abusing his office but the state house of assembly recently cleared the speaker of all the allegations allegations.

But members of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CISNAC) protested against the assembly’s decision protested at EFCC’s office and a petition was also submitted to the agency.

According to Sina Odugbemi, a programme officer at CISNAC, the Lagos state house of assembly cannot be a judge in its own affairs as the EFCC must investigate the speaker for the public to know the truth over the allegations.

Responding to the group’s petition, at the commission’s office in Lagos, Mohammed Rabo, zonal head of the EFCC, said the anti-graft agency pledged that petition against Obasa will treated accordingly.

He said. “We will give it the required attention. We have our process here. This is the first process. You have submitted. We will go through it. I assure you we will give it the attention it requires. Always do your things within the ambit of the law.”

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