EFCC quizzes Oyo assembly officials over alleged N1.3b

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Ibadan Zonal Office has questioned six members of the Oyo State House of Assembly in connection with a case of conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, misuse of public monies, and abuse of office involving approximately N1.3 billion.

On Monday and Tuesday, the officials were questioned about how the state assembly ordered refurbished Toyota Camry sedans (2019 model) for the state assembly members for N1.03 billion instead of new vehicles.
The Director of Administration, Kolawole Kayode; the Director of Finance, Ogundipe Olanike; the Paymaster, Adeoye Adebowale; the Officer-in-Charge of other Charges, Gbadebo Tosin; the former clerk, Felicia Oyediran; and one Adenike Muraina-Akinola are among those who have been grilled.

“The suspects were questioned and permitted to go home on Monday July 5 with the exception of Adeoye Olusegun Adebowale, who was detained,” a person familiar with the situation said. On Tuesday, all of the suspects returned to the EFCC Zonal Office for further questioning.”
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, verified the news.
The officials were invited in response to a petition alleging fraud in the handling of the Oyo Assembly funds, which was written by Tosin Ojaomo, a former prosecutor with the Special Presidential Panel on Recovery of Public Property.

by oLutayo olusanya

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