Obasa in fresh trouble as EFCC traces over 40 properties to Lagos Speaker

There are reports that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, may be facing fresh trouble as over 40 properties have been traced to him.

According to a report by National Daily, during the investigation of corruption allegations against Obasa, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had allegedly traced about 40 duplexes to the Lagos State Speaker.

The duplexes, it was further reported, were identified to be located opposite the Lagos State Polytechnic in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

It was further reported that the EFCC further linked about 57 landed properties in different parts of Agege to the Speaker during the investigation.

The EFCC was gathered to have disclosed that its investigations revealed that all the houses – in Ikorodu and Agege – were acquired via a proxy, who the commission identified as Kazeem.

“We have investigated and we have been able to identify all those properties, the ones in Agege and Ikorodu, we have pictures of all of them. Also, Kazeem, the man who bought all the houses on Speaker’s behalf, has confessed that the Speaker owns all the House and we have the records of all the transfers made to him by the Speaker.

“We are also aware that the Speaker sent some money in cash to Kazeem through Baruwa, his Personal Assistant, to pay off some of the owners of those properties,” the commission was reportedly quoted.

The EFCC reportedly grilled the incumbent speaker last week but was allowed to return to his duties after several hours.

In his reaction, Obasa noted that he has nothing to hide. “The EFCC invited me, 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.

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