By Robert AKPAN, Senior Investigator Reporter, Lagos.
OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have unearthed over 1000 ghost workers who had been on the payroll of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board KWSUBEB for some time now. The operatives also recovered a whopping sum of N138 million from alleged looters of the state’s treasury. A statement by the Commission’s Head, media and publicity, Dele Oyewale made available to CrimeWorld quoted the Ilorin zonal head of the anti-graft agency, Mallam Isyaku Sharu as saying that his office had in past recovered monies running into several millions of naira and handed over to the state government in avowed anti-corruption drive; adding, “Head, Ilorin Zonal Office of the EFCC, Mallam Isyaku Sharu disclosed this in Ilorin, on Thursday, June 11, 2020 while speaking with newsmen on the zone’s achievement during the lockdown. He thumbed up the zone for living up to its responsibilities despite the social restriction and global health challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. You will recall that the zone had earlier handed over N374, 000, 000 to the state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak on two occasions. The zone has also uncovered alleged diversion of about N750, 000, 000 from the Light Up Kwara Project in which about N72, 000, 000 was used in purchasing a property in Guzape area of Abuja.
Continuing, the statement reads, “Within the past 16 months of its operation in Kwara state, the EFCC achievements includes interim forfeiture of eight residential buildings in the state capital, two residential buildings in Ikoyi, Lagos state, all worth several millions of naira and final forfeiture of several vehicles. Fifty-two convictions were recorded 52 within the period. Sharu appealed the people of the zone to continue to support the EFCC in achieving their goal”
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