EFCC detains suspended Kwara council chairs for alleged misappropriation of N4b

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the suspended 16 local government chairmen in Kwara state.

The council chairs suspended by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq are being interrogated by the Ilorin office of EFCC for alleged misappropriation of part of N4 billion loan and ten percent of state internally generated revenue.

The detained 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 chairmen after securing the controversial loans held a meeting and decided to share N100 million among themselves.

They were also said to have on February 7th, 2018 written N4 billion 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 N100 million for council chairmen was not appropriated in the loan request.

The embattled council chairs were also accused of diverting monthly ten percent of the internally generated revenue for their personal use which was paid direct into their personal accounts against financial regulations.

The suspects, it was gathered admitted to have shared the N100 million from the loan and also received ten percent of the internally generated revenue.

It was also gathered that the suspects are pleading with EFCC to give them time to pay back what they benefited from the government’s money.

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