The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has assured members of the general public that it’s going to examine collection of corruption allegations towards Speaker of the Lagos State Home of Meeting, Mudashiru Obasa.
Members of the Civil Society Community In opposition to Corruption took a protest to the workplace of the EFCC in Lagos to submit a petition demanding an investigation to be launched towards the Lagos Meeting Speaker.
Coordinator of CISNAC, Shina Odugbemi, stated the group was eager on guaranteeing that the allegations are investigated to a logical conclusion.
He stated, “We choose points and we make sure that we observe points to logical conclusions. This is likely one of the steps.
“We’ve come right here at this time to current to you our petition that incorporates a listing of allegations. The reality is that these allegations till they’re investigated and till a court docket of competent jurisdiction guidelines over them, we are able to’t say any person is a thief or not.”
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Responding to the protesters, Mohammed Rabo, Zonal Head of the EFCC, assured that the petition could be analysed and acted upon throughout the ambit of the regulation.
He stated, “We’ll give it the required consideration. We’ve our course of right here. That is the primary course of. You will have submitted. We’ll undergo it. I guarantee you we’ll give it the eye it requires. All the time do your issues throughout the ambit of the regulation.”
In a chat with SaharaReporters, Odugbemi stated he doesn’t belief the state Meeting to analyze Obasa.
He said, “There’s a conspiracy to comb this stuff beneath the carpet.
“Between the committee of the Home arrange by Obasa and the EFCC, I’ll select EFCC. Nevertheless, we’re additionally watching.”
SaharaReporters had printed a collection of stories chronicling the monetary misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds by Obasa and a few members of the Lagos State Home of Meeting.
A number of the stories embody how Obasa awarded contract to himself by way of totally different corporations, how he, Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni, and 17 different members obtained N80m as estacode for a five-day occasion.
A number of the stories additionally confirmed how Obasa fraudulently accredited the sum of N258m for the printing of invitation playing cards for the inauguration of the Ninth Meeting two months after the occasion held.