Alleged and unconfirmed report reaching
Post-Nigeria, from an anonymous source, indicates that President
Muhammadu Buhari, is set to order for the immediate arrest and
prosecution of Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana, for “illegally
acquiring a N1 billion Maitama Home.”
According to the unconfirmed report,
Falana’s acquisition of the N1 billion property, was aided and abetted
by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to available documents, (not
yet verified by Post-Nigeria), Femi Falana in the space of 6 months,
purchased a building with address, 42 Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, for
the whopping sum of N1 billion, from Aliyu Abubakar, popularly known as
This allegation came barely a few weeks,
after the social media was agog with the report that Femi Falana was
one of the beneficiaries of proceeds of corruption, recovered under the
current embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.
Although, Femi Falana and the leadership
of the EFCC, had since denied the allegation that the Human Rights
Activist is a beneficiary of the proceeds of corruption.The report
highlighted how Femi Falana is given the right to buy properties seized
and recovered by the EFCC, from corrupt Politicians.
Reacting, the anonymous source claimed
that after the shocking revelation of Femi Falana’s alleged unholy
romance with the EFCC, the widely respected Lawyer has not been seen as
usual, granting Press interviews.
In the source’s message to Post-Nigeria,
he alleged that: There have been concerns in the Presidency, on how
Falana who is not known to have any high profile company as client, can
make over a billion Naira in 6 months, to pay cash for a property.
“Reports available, indicates this
exposure of unholy alliance between Femi Falana, EFCC, and a certain
South-West God father, is now seriously being investigated by the
Presidency, which is why Mr Falana has slowed down from his usual weekly
media appearances, and is set to launch a media campaign against the
person of Buhari.
“Nigerians demand that President Buhari
should probe all recovery without fear of favour, and if indeed Mr
Falana is found guilty, he should be prosecuted,” the source concluded.
Post-Nigeria recalled, that Femi Falana
was last seen in the media last week, at the Inaugural Occasional
Round-table Discourse, organised by the Centre for Anti-Corruption and
Open Leadership, CACOL, in Ikeja, Lagos.
While delivering his speech, he had
called on the EFCC to wake up from its hibernation, to tackle many more
corruption cases piled up across the country.
The Senior Advocate, said the EFCC
should treat all corruption petitions before it with all seriousness and
fairness, adding that, Nigeria does not need to borrow any loan to
finance its budget, if all proceeds of corruption are legally and
promptly pursued and recovered by the agency.
All efforts made by our Correspondent to obtain the reaction of Femi Falana concerning the allegation, proved abortive.
Meanwhile, Post-Nigeria has started
making covert inquiries to ascertain the actual owner of the
controversial mansion located at No 42 Gana Street, Maitama, allegedly
belonging to Femi Falana.