Sixteen local government chairmen in Kwara state has been picked up by the main anti-graft agency Nigeria for allegedly diverting N4bn Loan for the payment of salaries for personal use.
According to the spokesperson of the Economic and financial crimes commission Wilson Uwujaren, the culprits allegedly testified to the claims against them as true. Mr. Uwujaren also revealed that the public officers also diverted ten percent of Internally Generated Revenue for their personal use.
He explained that the Local Government Chairmen held a meeting after securing the controversial loan and decided that N100,000,000.00 (one hundred million Naira) be shared among themselves.
The Chairmen include; Risikat Opakunle, Saidu Yaru Musa, Umar Belle, Ayeni Dallas, Fatai Adeniyi Garba, Lah Abdulmumeen, Raliat Funmi Salau, Aminat Omodara, and Muyiwa Oladipo.
Others are, Oladipo Omole, Abdullahi Abubakar Bata, Saka Eleyele, Lateef Gbadamosi, Oni Adebayo Joseph, Omokanye Joshua Olatunji and Jibril Salihu.