More troubles may have come the way of the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been granted an order to freeze three bank accounts belonging to him.
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 the speaker’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 him.
Certified true copy of the ruling which was issued on September 15 and was signed by the court’s registrar, Adebimpe OnI was made available to some newsmen.
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 entangled in controversies over allegations of his involvement in contract scandals, money laundering, among others. He has denied the allegations.
Efforts to ensure Tolani Abatti react to the development was not successful as he neither picked his calls nor replied a text message sent to his number