Factional Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Kamal Olorunoje, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, following widespread criminal activities that he claimed have not abated since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode assumed office in May.
In the statement, which was a direct response to a recent armed robbery attack in the Festac neighbourhood of the state, Olorunoje lamented the way the trust fund has been depleted by the APC government, adding that it was wasted on the things for which it was not designed.
Read the full statement below:
“We, as a party, are appalled by the insensibility of this administration on security, education and providing gainful employment to Lagosians.
“The state government has been hoarding funds donated to the LSSTF. The lives of all Lagosians should be regarded sacred and efforts put in place to provide security should not be abused.
“The police force is underfunded and if they are motivated, their performance will be optimal. At this juncture, I am calling on the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and other members of the security trust committee to render an account of how monies realised from the fund are being used.
“I am also calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to beam its searchlight on the activities of LSSTF.
“We have said it severally that the Lagos State Security Trust Fund is a conduit pipe organised by the All Progressives Congress to siphon money.”