Perm.sec, Director in EFCC net for alleged employment scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has detained a permanent secretary and a director in the services of the Kwara state government( names withheld) for their alleged involvement an employment scam at the state Universal Basic Education Board(SUBEB).

The Head of Ilorin zonal office of EFCC, Isyaku Sharu,said this at a media briefing in Ilorin on Thursday.

According to him, the discovery of 1,000 ghost workers in the pay roll of SUBEB by the anti- graft agency leads to the arrest of the two senior government officials.

Sharu also disclosed that the zone also recovered N138 million from alleged treasury looters in Kwara state.

“The zone has uncovered about 1,000 ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the pay roll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),” Ssaid

He cited the handling over N374 million, lootee, recovered and handed over to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq by the Commission as one of the achievements of the anti- graft agency.

Other achievements of the zone amidst COVID-19, he added include the uncovering of N159 million allegedly diverted by the embattled 16 Local Government Chairmen but traced in their personal accounts adding thatsome of them had started making refunds.

” The zone has also uncovered alleged diversion of about. N750 million from the Light Up Kwara Project in which about N72 million was used in purchasing a property in Guzape area of Abuja.

“Interim forfeiture of a residential building located at No. 17 and 27a McDonald, Ikoyi, Lagos belonging to a top politician with a conservative value of N2bn.

” Interim forfeiture of a residential building located at No. 10 and 11 AbdulKadir street, GRA, Ilorin belonging to the same politician with a conservative value of N1.5 billion, ” he also told the journalists.

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