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EXCLUSIVE: EFCC To Go After Corrupt Ex-Enugu LGA Chiefs

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), may soon begin the probing of alleged misappropriation of public funds by some of the immediate past Council Chairmen in Enugu state while in office.

AFRICAN EXAMINER reliably gathered that already, the south east zonal office of the anti-graft agency in Enugu, has started been receiving petitions against the ex- council chiefs from concerned citizens in various local government areas of the state.

An Enugu based Lawyer from Nkanu east local government area of the state, confided in our Correspondent that he has finished typing his petition on alleged corruption against the immediate past chairman of the LGA

He said “I am sure before Wednesday, my petition will get to EFCC, so as to enable them investigate the monumental corruption that characterized Nkanu east local government in the last four years”

Similarly, a staff of Igbo Eze south LGA, who craved anonymity, on the issue  told our Correspondent that “there is need for the EFCC to check the financial records of all the 17 immediate past council chairmen in Enugu state.

“It is very important to find out what they used the public funds they got from the statutory Federal monthly allocation and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to do while in office in the last 4 or 2 years as the case may be”

It would be recalled the tenure of the 17 elected Chairmen in the state elapsed last December, a development that recently led to the appointment of caretaker Committee chairmen to pilot affairs of the council areas.

However, investigation by our Correspondent revealed that most of the Immediate past chairmen were owing workers between six and seven months salary arrears before they left office

When our Correspondent contacted the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on his mobile phone, he replied “I am yet to get any information in that regard”.


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