Olabode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode, has criticized the Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law signed by governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in April.
George, in a statement on Monday, described the Lagos State anti-corruption law as “attempts to shield looters” from prosecution.
By the law, the anti-corruption commission in the state is mandated to take over the investigation of all anti-corruption and financial crime cases involving the finances and assets of Lagos State Government being investigated by any other agency.
The PDP chieftain said the law is “self-serving, dubious and incongruous” that seeks to shield the looters of Lagos State treasury from the prosecutorial mandate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Sanwo-Olu’s legislation that seeks to shield criminals from federal prosecution is dead on arrival. It is elementary assertion that once a state law conflicts with a federal legislation, the state law is voided”, he said.
He added: “This is politics of deceit and self-serving glorification. They cherry pick what suits them, railroading their enemies into jail and protecting their own.”
The politician also decried the level of “corruption and nepotism that have bedevilled the country.”