Oyo Anti-Corruption Agency Investigates 133 Cases in 3 years

Since it was founded three years ago, the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) claims to have looked into 133 incidents of corruption.

Retired Justice Eni Esan, Chairman of the Commission disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan, adding that some of the cases were prosecuted by the office of the State Attorney General.

According to her, large sums of money have been recovered from corrupt contractors engaged by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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In her words: “We have also reached local government areas, traditional institutions, civil servants and officers of the state judiciary as well as staff and students of state-owned tertiary institutions.

“OYACA has been able to achieve a lot in the discharge of its duties to fight corruption and curb corrupt practices in the state”, she added.

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Esan said that the commission has been conducting public campaigns on the dangers posed by corruption to the development of the state.

“Many sensitisation and advocacy campaign programmes have been conducted for different groups of people, which include chairmen, officers and people of local government areas in the state.

“Also included are traditional rulers, civil servants, officers of the judiciary, staff and students of state-owned tertiary institutions as well as National Youth Service Corps members during their camp activities,” she concluded.

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