EFCC detains suspended Kwara LG Chairmen

Written by on November 1, 2019

The Embattled Sixteen Local Government Chairmen of Kwara State are presently being interogated by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of part of four billion naira loan and ten percent of State internally generated revenue. 

According to the statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren said the Council Chiefs after securing the controversial loans held a meeting and decided that one hundred million naira be shared among themselves.

The suspects had on the seventh of February last year wrote a four billion naira loan request to the Ilorin Sterling Bank Manager in order to pay the salary arrears of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Teachers,  Local Government Staff and the Local Government Pensioners while the provisions for one hundred million naira for Council Chairmen was not appropriated in the loan request. 

Embattled Politicians were also accused of diverting monthly ten percent of the internally generated revenue for their personal use which was paid directly into their personal accounts against the Financial Regulations.

The statement noted that all the suspects while undergoing interrogation by the operatives of the Commission admitted that one hundred million naira was shared from the loan and also received ten percent of the internally generated revenue. 

It noted that chairmen are pleading for time to pay back what they benefited from Government’s money. 

As at the time of filing this report, the Kwara Politicians are still in the Custody of the EFCC and would be charged to Court.

Written By Abdulrosheed okiki @okikitweets

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