In continuation of its onslaught on financial crimes and fraud in the country, foremost anti graft agency in Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC says it has unravelled about One Thousand ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board, KWSUBEB.
This is according to the Acting chairman of EFCC, Mallam Ibrahim Magu during the third edition of the Ilorin Zonal office media briefing titled Anti-corruption war amidst COVID 19.
The Chairman who was represented by the zonal head of the commission, Mallam Ishyaku Sharu disclosed that the suspects in the case have been apprehended and already at the EFCC custody helping with further investigation.
Mallam Sharu also announced that the zone has also made additional cash recovery of over One Hundred and Thirty-eight Million Naira for Kwara State government from alleged treasury looters and another One Hundred and Fifty-nine Million Naira by embattled sixteen local government chairmen with traces to their accounts in which some have started making refund.
The zonal head further stated that EFCC Ilorin zonal office had uncovered alleged diversion of about Seven Hundred and Fifty Million Naira from light up Kwara Project in which about Seventy-two Million Naira was us in purchasing a property in Guzape area, Abuja.
He advised Nigerians that the global health challenges posed by COVID 19 pandemic should not be seen as an impediment in fight against corruption, hence the decision of the zone to live up to it’s responsibilities in due observance of social restriction guidelines.
While appealing to people within the zone to continue to support EFCC in achieving it’s goals, Mallam Sharu further assured that the commission would not relent invite efforts to bring sanity to the society by investigating, arresting and prosecuting corrupt individuals.