Fresh facts have emerged on how the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) traced 64 illegal bank accounts linked to the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the embattled Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly.
The 64 bank accounts registered with different fictitious names and used to siphon public funds, are all linked to the BVN of Mr Obasa.
Newscarte reliably gathered that the ObasaGate drama started when the Speaker visited an Embassy to process visa for a foreign trip. In the process, it was discovered that Mr Mudashiru Obasa had at least a whopping N200million in one of his accounts. Curious on how a public servant could have such amount in his a single amount, the Embassy alerted EFCC.
During its own investigation, the EFCC uncovered additional 63 bank accounts linked to Obasa’s BVN, with each of the accounts having suspicious sums of money lodged in them.
The 64 accounts are scattered in different banks like Polaris Bank, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Ecobank, Stanbic IBTC, GTBank, UBA, FCMB and WEMA Bank.
Meanwhile, another corrupt activity involving Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has been exposed by Sahaara Reporters, a respected online news platform.
In this latest expose, Obasa and his protocol officer, a lady alleged to be his mistress, took over the responsibility of the House Committee on Services charged with welfare of members of the Assembly by approving N40,500,000 for feeding of less than 40 Muslim lawmakers in the Lagos legislature for the 2018 Ramadan fast.
In a document seen by SaharaReporters, Obasa approved N28,000,000 for foods, N4,500,000 for assorted fruits and N8,000,000 for drinks for ‘500 guests’ during that year’s Ramadan fast.