The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has threatened to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for ignoring the series of petitions written by it against former Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State.The Executive Director of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, told our correspondent that he was disappointed that the Senate and President Muhammadu Buhari could find Fashola worthy of a ministerial appointment despite the series of allegations against him.
He, however, said since Fashola did not have immunity, CACOL would continue to pursue its case against the former governor.He said, “We are concluding plans to take the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to court. We will file an order of mandamus to compel them to investigate Fashola if they have not investigated him. They should make their findings public and ensure that they prosecute him depending on the outcome of their investigation.”
Adeniran, however, said his organisation was not sure of getting justice because anti-graft agencies usually look at the body language of the President before acting. He said Buhari was not as incorruptible as he was being branded because he appointed some people with corruption cases.
He said, “We do not think the system has changed. It is just the regime that changed from one party to the other. Power has changed from one corrupt administration to another.”