Sixteen native authorities chairmen in Kwara State are presently being interrogated by the Ilorin Zonal workplace of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of a part of a N4billion mortgage and 10 % of state internally generated income.
The embattled council chairman embrace; 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.
It was gathered that the council chiefs after securing the controversial loans held a gathering and determined that N100million be shared amongst themselves.
The suspects had on February 7, 2018 utilized for a N4billion mortgage to the Sterling Bank supervisor, Ilorin with a purpose to pay the wage arrears of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) academics, native authorities employees and the LG pensioners whereas the availability for N100m for the council chairmen was not appropriated within the mortgage request.
The embattled politicians have been additionally accused of diverting 10 % of their month-to-month internally generated income for his or her private use, which was paid immediately into their private accounts in opposition to the monetary rules.
It was gathered that in interrogation by the EFCC operatives, the suspects admitted that N100m was shared from the mortgage and that in addition they acquired ten % of the internally generated income.
They have been stated to be pleading with the EFCC to offer them time to pay again what they benefited from the funds. The state House of Assembly had earlier probed the council chairmen, suspended them in September and really useful additional investigations. Their tenure additionally involves an finish this month.