The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has said he has nothing to hide on the corruption allegations leveled against him.
On Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had begun questioning Obasa over alleged fraudulent activities linked to him.
Obasa was accused of embezzling public funds and abuse of office.
But a statement released after his 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.
“When we are called upon by law-enforcement agents in their investigations, as responsible citizens, it’s our duty to oblige them,” the Speaker said.
SaharaReporters had carried out an investigation on the speaker who allegedly owns more than 60 bank accounts.
He was accused of using his office to misappropriate funds and allocate contracts to himself through third party sources, as well as other acquaintances.
The Assembly had however cleared Obasa of the allegations, saying they are untrue.
But civil society organisations petitioned the EFCC to carry out a comprehensive investigation on the matter.