16 Kwara LG Chairmen detained
EFCC detains Kwara 16 Local Government Chairmen over misappropriation of State IGR and Bank Loan meant to settle Salary Arrears.
The Embattled Sixteen Local Government Chairmen of Kwara State are presently being interrogated 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 per cent of State internally generated revenue.
The Local Government Chairmen include, Risikat Opakunle, Saidu Yaru Musa, Umar Belle, Ayeni Dallas, Fatai Adeniyi Garba, Lah Abdulmumeen, Raliat Funmi Salau, Aminat Omodara, Muyiwa Oladipo.
Others are, Oladipo Omole, Abdullahi Abubakar Bata, Saka Eleyele, Lateef Gbadamosi, Oni Adebayo Joseph, Omokanye Joshua Olatunji and Jibril Salihu.
It was gathered that 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 7th of February 2018 wrote a four billion naira loan request to the Ilorin Sterling Bank Manager in order to pay the Salary Arrears The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Teachers, Local Government Staff and the Local Government Pensioners while the provisions for one hundred million for Council Chairmen was not appropriated in the loan request.
The Embattled Politicians were also accused of diverting monthly ten per cent of the internally generated revenue for their personal use which was paid directly into their personal accounts against the Financial Regulations.
According to Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the head of media and publicity to the EFCC, 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 per cent of the internally generated revenue.
They are pleading with the EFCC to give them time to pay back what they benefited from Government's money.