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EFCC detains 16 Kwara LG council chairmen over misappropriation of public funds



The sixteen presidents of the local councils in the state of Kwara can spend the weekend at the Ilorin zonal office of the Commission on Economic and Financial Crimes, as the anti-theft agency is currently interrogating them for alleged embezzlement of the loan N4b and ten percent. of internally generated income status.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Local government chiefs included: Risikat Opakunle, Saidu Yaru Musa, Umar Belle, Ayeni Dallas, Fatai Adeniyi Garba, Lah Abdulmimeen, 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.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the heads of the councils after obtaining the controversial loans allegedly held a meeting and decided that one hundred million Naira would be shared among them.

The presidents had written on February 7, 2018 a loan request of four billion naira to the bank manager Ilorin Sterling to pay the salary arrears of the State Board of Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, teachers, local government staff and retirees from the local government while the provisions for one hundred million nairas were not appropriate in the loan application.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The presidents in the conflict were accused of diverting ten percent of the income generated internally for their personal use monthly, which was paid directly into their accounts against financial regulations.

All the suspects, while being interrogated by the commission agents, admitted that the one hundred million Naira were shared with the loan and also received ten percent of the internally generated income.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that They ask the commission to give them time to return what they benefited from the government money, but we are still in the custody of the EFCC at the time of submitting this report.