The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an order to freeze the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa’s three bank accounts belonging.
In a matter filed at the federal high court, Lagos, with suit number; FHC/L/CS/1069/2020, the EFCC sought an ex-parte order to freeze Obasa’s three bank accounts with the Standard Chartered Bank pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegations of diversion of funds, abuse of office and money laundering levelled against the Lagos Speaker, according to Premium Times NG.
The account details as contained in the order include a United States Dollar account with number, 001852963; current account (0018552956) and a savings account (5002349821).
The anti-graft agency said it filed the matter “Pursuant to section 44 (2) (K) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and section 26, 29, and 34 (1) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004, and under the inherent jurisdiction of this honourable court.”
The speaker has in the last few months been enmeshed in controversies over allegations of his involvement in contract scandals, money laundering, among others. He has denied the allegations.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, reportedly claimed he has not been briefed about the development while Obasa’s spokesman, Tolani Abatti, is also yet to react to the development as well.