Obasa’s corruption allegations will be given required attention ― EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assured that corruption allegations against the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa will be given the required attention.
The Head of the anti-graft agency in Lagos, Mohammed Rabo gave this assurance while attending to members of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CISNAC)who staged a peaceful protest at the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Mohammed noted that allegations do not automatically translate into guilt.
“I have received your petition and in our usual way, we don’t segregate if there is any allegation. But like you rightly said an allegation does not confirm the guilt of a person until investigations are well established.
Earlier speaking, the Coordinator of CISNAC, Shina Odugbemi, who submitted a petition against the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, stated that the organisation’s mission is to present a letter regarding the corruption allegations against the Lagos State speaker.
Odugbemi noted that there are a lot of accusations against the Speaker; hence, it cannot keep calm.
While agreeing with the EFCC’s representative, the president also noted that allegations are not credible until proven in the court of law.
“Our mission here this morning is to present to you a letter about an issue in the city, Lagos State.
“Everywhere is filled with the accusation that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly is squandering money.
“We pick issues and we ensure that we follow issues to logical conclusions. This is one of the steps.
“We have come here today to present to you our petition that contains a catalogue of allegations.
“The truth is that these allegations until they are investigated and until a court of competent jurisdiction rules over them, we can’t say somebody is a thief or not.
“But what we are against is that in the Lagos State House of Assembly, there is a conspiracy to sweep these things under the carpet,” he said.
Meanwhile, efforts at reaching the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr Tolani Abati ended in futility as his line was not available as at the time of filing this report.