Mr. Falana praises President Jonathan for waking up from slumber to fight corruption
A Lagos lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to accept the challenge thrown at them by President Goodluck Jonathan by charging former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, to court for corruption.
He also said the Jonathan administration deserved commendation for disgracing some unpatriotic persons who recklessly diverted public attention from grave allegations of misconduct by alleging that Mrs. Oduah was a victim of ethnic bias or petty jealousy.
The president sacked the minister from office on Wednesday apparently over corruption-related allegations. Three of her colleagues – Godsday Orubebe (Niger Delta Affairs), Caleb Olubolade (Police Affairs) and Yerima Ngama (Minister of State for Finance) – were also sacked from the cabinet.
Mrs. Oduah was found guilty by the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation as well as a presidential panel for breaching Nigerian laws in the purchase of two bullet-proof cars for N255 million.