The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission responding to allegations of fraud.
The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren who confirmed the invitation said Obasa was invited and he honoured the invitation at the Lagos zone office of the commission on Thursday.
Obasa, who is a serving Speaker of the House on a second term, has been facing several claims of corruption.
Recall that the Speaker had some months ago appeared before the House panel of enquiry on the corruption allegations levelled against him.
Though Obasa denied most of the claims, he admitted that N80 million as estacode was approved for the training of the wives of 20 lawmakers in Dubai.
We gave N4m to each of the participants for air tickets, hotels, feedings and local travel. Air ticket to Dubai alone costs about N2m. Some of these allegations were raised for a crusade to get the Speaker out of office.
The House of Assembly is above common standard of excellence and we have to train people, and this comes at a cost. Learning is not cheap and I have never collected N80m for estacode at a go before,” he said.