EFCC detains suspended Kwara council chairs for misappropriating N4b loan


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the suspended 16 local government chairmen in Kwara state, for alleged misappropriation of part of N4 billion loan and ten percent of state internally generated revenue.

Recall that the council chairs are suspended by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq while the Ilorin office of the anti-graft agency is investigating them for allegedly securing the controversial loans and decided to share N100 million among themselves.

It happened that on February 7th, 2018, they  wrote 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 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.

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