Many People Visiting Tinubu In Aso Rock Have Ongoing Corruption Cases – Falana 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has said that several high-profile politicians with looting cases in court have been visiting the Presidential Villa and dining with President Bola Tinubu.

Falana, who asked the president to refrain from sending the wrong signal, noted that people accused of corruption and whose cases were before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission or the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, should not be appointed to a position of authority.

The senior lawyer made this known during Aare Afe Babalola’s 60th anniversary at the Bar, appealing to the President and his government to show leadership, according to Channels TV.

He explained that with the President at the forefront of an anti-corruption agenda, Nigeria could take its rightful place in the comity of nations, as the largest concentration of black people on earth.

He said; “Some of those who are going in and out of the Villa are standing trial for looting the treasury of this country. So, wrong signals must not be sent to our people and the international community.

“The President and his government should show leadership, right now, we’re in trouble as a people.

“There is somebody here who was our president, If you were accused of corruption and your case was before the EFCC or the ICPC, you would not be appointed to a position of authority. We must go back to that era.

“God has blessed my family,” Mrs Tinubu had said. “We don’t need the wealth of Nigeria to survive but to do the right thing.

“They steal money meant for ecology, to fight erosion, to [re]forest certain parts of the country. So, when a country gets to that stage, corruption is now a crime against humanity,” he added.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was among several dignitaries, including the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi; former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku, who attended the event.