The Chairman Oriade Native Authorities in Osun State Olubunmibi Ezekiel Obeisun has been dragged earlier than the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) for diverting the sum of N193 million to his private account.
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Transparency in Governance, which is advocating for transparency in governance, petitioned the EFCC to analyze the council boss over alleged misappropriation of the council’s fund.
Obeisun allegedly embezzled N193 Million via the duplication of contract initiatives, disparities between the precise value and receipts (invoicing) and others.
Within the petition despatched to the anti-graft company dated November 6, 2020, the NGO accused the chairman of non-transparency, unlawful contracting of highway grading with out approvals, diversion of funds and non-remittance of earnings into authorities accounts, unlawful service of loans with Internally Generated Income (GR) of the native authorities.
Different allegation levelled in opposition to him on EFCC together with fraud on initiatives and programms, non-rendering of assertion of earnings and expenditure, diversion of public workplace holders’ allowances, unlawful procurement of automobiles and breach of the code of conduct.
The great governance advocate requested the anti-graft physique to ask a few of the councilors together with Hon. Ademikore Ibukun, Hon. Ogundiran Damilare, Hon. Olorunfemi Solomon and Hon. Ajimotokin Olagboke.
Others are the Council Managers, Administrators of Finance, Administrators of Works, and chief of the Legislative Arm of the native authorities, Hon. Deji Olomolatan for interval of 2018 November, 2020 for extra clarifications.
“We would like EFCC to begin rapid investigation into the alleged legal monetary mismanagement levelled in opposition to Olubunmibi Ezekiel Obeisun for his three years tenure of workplace from 2018 to November, 2020 for attainable prosecution for monetary crimes.
“That is respected anti-corruption Civil Society Group (CSO), that’s dedicated to the abolition of corruption in its entirety in Nigeria. We will probably be wanting ahead for rapid and constructive response of your good workplace in coping with this alleged corrupt apply and betrayal of belief from Mr. Ezekiel Obeisun.
“All of the actions of the Native Authorities Chairman are opposite to the spirit of democratic ethos and worth and social justice contract with the individuals of the Council space and this has severe unfavorable impression on the lifetime of the lots within the space,” a part of the petition learn.
The anti-corruption Civil Society Group (CSO), pledged to return ahead at any time to substantiate all of the allegations raised within the Petition Letter.
When contacted, the council boss claimed he was in a gathering when this the reporter referred to as to get his response.