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Group demands Fashola’s probe over alleged fraud

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A coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organisations whose primary aim is to combat corruption, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) yesterday requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe allegations of misappropriation of state’s funds leveled against the former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

The group in a letter by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, to the chairman of EFCC, a copy of which was made available to The Guardian yesterday, alluded its position to Premium Times, an online news medium report of August 8, 2015, which stated that a publication on Lagos State public procurement office’s website for 2014 showed that the former Lagos State governor while in office, purportedly used N73.3 million of the state’s funds to upgrade his personal website.

The letter reads: “According to Premium Times, the contract for the refurbishing of the former governor’s personal website, www.tundefashola.com, was awarded to Info Access Plus Limited, by the office of the chief of staff of the governor and that, for a company that specialises on building and upgrading websites, a Google search for Info Access Plus, revealed that the company has no website of its own.

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