An Ilorin based socio-political group, Kwara Agenda has accused Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana of being a hypocrite who is fond of accusing others while also covering his own dirty deals.
In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Mallam Yusuf Olatunji, the group said it noted that Falana had been very loud about the issue of payment of pension to former Governors which the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is entitled to by law but he has on his volition abandon the entitlement.
It however advised the Senior Advocate to also make public how he purchased a property worth N600 million in the high brow area of Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja early this year and what is the source of the money paid for the propertyImage result for femi falana & abuja property.
The group also called on Falana to explain what role he played in the disposal or sale of properties forfeited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by people convicted by the courts in the last ten years.
“It is easy for people like Falana to grandstand and play to the gallery by issuing press statements accusing others and making demands on others. However, our position is that he who goes to equity must go with clean hands. You cannot demand probity and accountability from others while you hide some information about your transactions and financial dealings, particularly since a government agency or commission is being alleged to have been involved.
“Let it also be noted by all and sundry that the said pension was legitimately paid to Dr. Saraki and it was his personal decision to stop the payment of the money. The Government has equally stopped the payment. Saraki did not need to stop the payment since the law allowed it. He took a moral decision to stop the payment of the money into his account.
“Somebody like Falana should simply commend Saraki for his responsive and responsible action. Saraki has demonstrated leadership that others should follow. He deserves praise not the kind of negative response by Falana”, the group explained.