Oyo State House of Assembly has faulted invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to its members in relationship to a purported ongoing investigation.
The Clerk, Mrs. Yetunde Awe, in a letter, queried the propriety of EFCC’s invitation to the lawmakers in the face of a pending suit challenging its (EFCC’s) power to probe the legislature’s finances.
In the letter dated October 11, 2022, a copy of which newsmen sighted in Abuja, Awe warned the commission against disrespecting the court and taking the law into its hands.
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She said no member of the assembly would honour any invitation from the anti-graft agency until the pending case was determined.
The assembly sued the EFCC earlier this year over its (EFCC’s) planned probe of the house’s finances.
In the suit filed through its lawyer, Musibau Adetunbi (SAN), the assembly is contending among others that by the provision of Section 125 of the Constitution, the EFCC is forbidden from looking into the financial books of the assembly.
It said such power only resides with the Auditor General of the state by virtue of Section 125 of the Constitution.