Ondo 2016 Election Duty Allowance Fraud Rocks NSCDCFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, December 2nd, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD AFRICAN EXAMINER – There is serious ongoing grumbling in the camp of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Ondo State Chapter over the alleged embezzlement of the election duty allowance meant for the officers of the command.
The NSCDC had deployed 15,000 officers to monitor the election from Abeokuta, Ekiti and Oyo states.
Investigation conducted by our correspondent on Friday revealed that the state commandant of the corps, Mr. Fasiu Adeyinka with some top officers in Abuja said to have shortchanged their men who went to monitor the election process.
Contrary to N35,000 election duty allowance approved by the command in Abuja for each officer, Adeyinka was said to have turned out giving his officers N3,000 each, which is presently causing internal protest among them.
Unlike Nigeria Police Force that paid least officers who monitored the last Saturday N25,000 each, the NSCDC command in Ondo allegedly cheated its men by paying such ridiculous amount.
One of the senior officers who confided in NIGERIAN PLAINTRUTH specifically accused Adeyinka to be brain behind the fraud.
He wondered why junior police officer could get the sum of N25,000 each and their boss gave them N3,000 each.
“This is fraud and should be rejected. Some top officers of the command have been compromised. Imagine we were given N3,000 each from Private to level 12 officers. Our commandants in the South West colluded with Adeyinka to embezzle the money. Are we slaves? we saw some of our bosses who went on a private visit to meet some top politicians and collected huge money. Despite this, they still went ahead and shortchanged us.”
Effort to get the state Public Relations Officer’ s reaction, Akeem Balogun was not successful as his phone number was switched off.
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