Lagos State House of Assembly speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has explained that he was at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for a few hours but not detained.
Obasa, Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, appeared before officials of the commission on Thursday as the agency continues with the investigation of some allegations against his office.
Obasa was at the EFCC office in honour of an invitation sent him by the agency.
“As a good citizen of Nigeria, a public officer and lawmaker, it was just justified that I honour an invitation by an agency trying to find out some answers relating to some questions.
“It is normal for the EFCC to invite whoever it deems should be invited. Honouring the invitation simply shows patriotism,” Obasa said in a statement by his media office.
The Speaker added that he had returned home and was never detained by the EFCC as was already being speculated.