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Nigeria:Ogun state lawmaker invites EFCC to probe colleagues

I am calling on EFCC to arrest all of us, I will cooperate with the organisation in exposing our financial mess. We should all be arrested. We are all thieves in this assembly. We are only fighting because of our selfish interest and pockets.”

 

These were the confessional words of a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oluseyi Moses,  on the floor of the House, last Tuesday, while reacting to suspension of two of his colleagues.

 

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Mr. Moses, who represents Sagamu 1 Constituency reportedly  declared that all the 26 lawmakers in the state are fraudulent and should immediately be arrested by the Economic and”I am calling on EFCC to arrest all of us,” he said.


I will cooperate with the organisation in exposing our financial mess. We should all be arrested. We are all thieves in this assembly. We are only fighting because of our selfish interest and pockets.”  Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


He further said money and the selfish interests of individual members were the causes of the on-going crisis in the Assembly, adding that what lawmakers earn as salaries is much more than what Ph.D holders earn in the country, “Yet we still steal.”The lawmaker, who rained curses on all the 26 members of the assembly, said that they were all paupers before being elected to the House of Assembly, insisting that, their action so far was unfair to those who elected them and other citizens of the state.

 

 


He added “I would open up and confess to EFCC. We should all be locked up. The bottom line of the fight is money. Virtually all of us have built mansions and have chains of cars on getting to office, and where do we get the money?”