Court Orders EFCC To Freeze 3 Bank Accounts Traced To Lagos Speaker, Obasa
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly been granted an order to freeze three bank accounts belonging to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudasiru Obasa.
EFCC, in a matter filed at the federal high court, Lagos, with suit number; FHC/L/CS/1069/2020, sought an ex-parte order to freeze Mr Obasa’s three bank accounts with the Standard Chartered Bank.
This is pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegations of diversion of funds, abuse of office and money laundering levelled against him.
Newsmen obtained the certified true copy of the ruling which was issued on September 15 and was signed by the court’s registrar, Adebimpe Oni, and the chief executive officer, A. O Adeyehun.
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, which has repeatedly denied.
SaharaReporters had exclusively published series of reports highlighting how Obasa allegedly embezzled millions of public funds in flagrant abuse of office.
Some of the reports revealed how he allegedly operates over 64 bank accounts using different names to conceal his identity.
Aside from using Ajayi Mudashiru Obasa, he also said to have the name Obasa Abdulrahman Gbadunola and Gabriel Adedoyin Savage to register some of the bank accounts.