Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has advised the Nigerian government to look into the allegations of corruption levelled against popular Lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) by embattled ex-pensions boss, Abdul-Rasheed Maina.
Maina accused Falana of Illegally purchasing property valued at N1 billion from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). Fayose, reacting to the development, told newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Monday;
“Falana’s attempt to be clever by half in the explanations he offered to justify his alleged atrocious act; whether or not he was a first degree or third degree buyer; his efforts to white-wash what is an alleged fraudulent deal and a betrayal of public trust and his desperate double speak to wriggle out of this tight corner, all fell flat on its face.
We must call a spade a spade and what is bad is bad. It is sad, disgraceful and shameful that Falana, a supposedly social crusader, anti-corruption advocate, and friend of the masses, can be cited in such odious, obscene and offensive conduct.
This must be the real reason why Falana always falls head over heels in defence of the EFCC and Magu, not minding the vicious violations of the constitutionally-guaranteed rights, freedom, and liberties of citizens. What we have always suspected has now been confirmed publicly and by no less a person as the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.”