10th December, 2010
A group, Lagos State Liberation Congress, LASLIC, has called on the Action CongressÂ of Nigeria, ACN, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the NigeriaÂ Police to investigate allegations of certificate forgery and misappropriation ofÂ public funds levelled against the Chairman of the Orile-Agege Local GovernmentÂ Development Council, LCDA, Hon. Taofeek Adaranijo.
Chairman of the group, Mr. Balogun said the body was ready to stage a protest to theÂ ACN secretariat, Acme Road and the State House of Assembly if nothing was done aboutÂ the allegations against the chairman.
â€œTomorrow, we are organising a demonstration. We will march to the Governorâ€™sÂ Office, state party secretariat and EFCC office to submit a letter requesting a fullÂ scale probe into the Adaranijo Administration.
We have made our allegations and we challenge him to contradict them and go to theÂ court. Balogun showed newsmen documents, including the survey plan of the councilÂ building, alleging that they had a catalogue of misappropriation of funds by theÂ council chairman.
He called on Adaranijo to resign from office if he could not prove his innocence onÂ the allegations. However, Media Adviser to Adaranijo, Mr. Tunde Scot, said theÂ allegations against his boss were completely false.
â€œWe challenge those behind this faceless group to come out, if they are man enough.Â We will not submit to their blackmail,â€ he stated.