Civil Servants, Retirees Arrested after Paying N4.8bn to 3 Companies for Doing Nothing in Oyo State

Civil Servants, Retirees Arrested after Paying N4.8bn to 3 Companies for Doing Nothing in Oyo State

  • The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) said it has discovered a humongous fraud at the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency
  • Some serving and retired civil servants were accused of facilitating the payment of N4.8billion to three companies without any project to show for it
  • The anti-corruption agency said the civil servants have been arrested, adding that it is going after the indicted companies who have refused to honour its invitation

Ibadan, Oyo state - The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has announced the arrest of some serving and retired civil servants in the state over a fraudulent contract worth N4.8billion, awarded in 2018.

The agency’s chairman, Justice Eni Esan (retired), made this known in a statement released on Wednesday, November 16.

Justice Eni Esan/Chairman of Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA)/Serving and Retired Civil Servants Arrested/Fraudulent Contract Worth N4.8billion
Justice Eni Esan, the chairman of Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA), said serving and retired civil servants have been arrested over N4.8 billion fraud. Photo credit: @seyiamakinde
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The statement indicates that the fraud was perpetrated by the individuals at the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, adding that the information about it was concealed till the state’s anti-graft agency discovered it, The Punch reported.

N4.8 billion paid to three private companies without any project delivered

Esan said the arrested suspects paid N4.8billion to the three private companies without delivering the project.

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The agency is now after the said companies since the case was established and the officers involved were arrested for further investigation and prosecution by the state’s Attorney-General.

Legit.ng gathers that the three companies were yet to show up for investigation in spite of the anti-corruption agency's invitations.

“The agency is on the heels of the affected companies to recoup the money paid into their accounts in 2018 for supplies not made to date, while an investigation is still ongoing, OYACA makes bold to say that the law is no respecter of persons and everyone who has any form of connection with the matter will be dealt with according to the law," the statement read.

Makinde sanctions five Head Teachers for collecting N100 development levy from pupils

In another report, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state recently imposed sanctions on some head teachers who denied pupils access to exams after they failed to pay some illegal fees.

The executive chairman of the Oyo state universal basic education board, Nureni Adeniran, disclosed this on Monday, July 25.

Five methodist basic schools were found collecting illegal fees, spearheaded by the school-based management committee (SBMC) which sent the pupils home.

Source: Legit.ng

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