The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, not to hide under the disagreements in his party to shy away from explaining how N4.6 billion public fund was diverted in his ministry. PDP described as disheartening a situation where a minister failed to explain the alleged payment of funds in 654 tranches to 21 private bank accounts in a space of two months.
The party stated this in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to PDP: “Fashola has failed to respond to Nigerians inquisitions on how he allegedly oversaw such a corrupt system, which points to why our nation’s power, housing and road infrastructure sector had remained in shambles despite the huge resources allocated during the tenure.
Former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Mr Adesina Ogunlana, on Friday told the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry that he will be applying that the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, be summoned to testify before the Panel over the camera he found at the Lekki tollgate few days after the alleged shooting.
The Judicial Panel of Inquiry was inaugurated to probe the alleged killing of protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20.
Ogunlana, lawyer to #EndSARS protesters told the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel that Fashola must be summoned to explain the circumstances in which he found a camera at the tollgate five days after the shooting incident.