The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has on Friday arrested the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, for allegedly embezzling the sum of N7billion (about 47million USD).
Ikuforiji was picked up by the operatives of the anti-graft agency and taken to the commission’s headquarters office, Abuja.
The operatives of the commission have been on his trail for long but were able to get him arrested at about 10 am on Friday.
Report says the speaker allegedly diverted the money and laundered it abroad through an automobile firm, Brown Motors, allegedly owned by him.
The Speaker, who just returned from the United States of America after a holy pilgrimage to Mecca, returned yesterday (Thursday) as a result of an invitation he received from the EFCC asking him to report at the headquarters in Abuja.
Ikoforiji was also alleged to have not been telling the truth, as he failed to reveal his criminal past in his submissions to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
According to the petition, he concealed his status as an ex-convict in the form he filed with INEC during the last election where he won a seat to represent Ikeja constituency 2. He also served two terms as a representative of Epe in Lagos State.