Kwara SUBEB: EFCC Uncover 1,000 Ghost Workers In Payroll


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday announced the discovery of 1,000 ghost workers in the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Mr Isyaku Sharu, the zonal chairman, made this disclosure at a media briefing in Ilorin while underscoring the Ilorin zonal office achievements in the last 16 months, noted that a permanent secretary and a director have been arrested and detained in connection with the crime.

He said, “The zone has uncovered about 1,000 ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the pay roll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).”

Speaking further, the EFCC official who had earlier facilitated the hand over of about N374 million recovered loot to the state government, added that the commission has made additional cash recovery of N138 million allegedly stolen from the state’s treasury.

“The zone has also made additional cash recovery for the Kwara state government of over N138million from the alleged treasury looters.

“The zone has also uncovered alleged diversion of about N750 million from the Light-Up Kwara project of the immediate past government in the state in which N72 million was used in purchasing a property in Guzape area of Abuja”, Sharu stated.

Other achievements of the zone include “the uncovering of N159 million allegedly diverted by the embattled 16 Local Government Chairmen with traces in their personal accounts in which some of them have started making refunds.

“Interim forfeiture of a residential building located at No. 17 and 27a McDonald, Ikoyi, Lagos belonging to a top politician with a conservative value of N2bn.

“Interim forfeiture of a residential building located at No. 10 and 11 AbdulKadir street, GRA, Ilorin belonging to the same politician with a conservative value of N1.5 billion.”

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1 comment:

  1. While the recoveries are praiseworthy, it isn’t sufficient to stop at that. The refunders should be prosecuted and jailed proportionately to their loots as a deterrent to would-be thieves in future.

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