By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Gbenga Akanmu
LAGOS – Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commi-ssion, EFCC, yesterday, raided the Lagos State Assembly Complex for the second time in two days.
It will be recalled that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, was last Friday arrested and quizzed by officials of EFCC in Abuja over allegations of perjury and stealing of over N7 billion state funds.
In the fresh raid, men of the anti-graft agency were said to have stormed the complex as early as 9am in an operation that lasted till 2pm.
It was gathered that the EFCC operatives carted away volumes of documents, especially from the accounting office of the Assembly.
A source from the Commission said: “Our men were directed to retrieve files, vouchers and cash books from the accounts department of the Lagos Assembly so that investigators working on the case can complete their investigation.”
The source revealed that some the staff of the department may have hidden some files sought after by the officials, an action which he said informed the follow-up visit to the office.
A petition written by a civil rights group, Nigerian Anti-Corruption Vanguard, which prompted the EFCC investigation had alleged that Ikuforiji mismanaged N7 billion running cost of the Assembly in 12 months.