Oyo State Anti-Graft Agency Arraigns Civil Servants Over Alleged Transfer of Funds to Private Accounts

The Oyo State Anti- Corruption Agency (OYACA) has handed over some officials of the Ministry of Lands to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution, over allegation of transfer of government funds into personal accounts.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of OYACA, Honourable Justice Eni Esan (rtd.) on Friday and made available to newsmen, the agency has investigated the actions of the said officers in accordance with the statutory provisions that empowered it to investigate matters related to corruption and fraudulent acts, discovered by the people.

Similarly, the efforts of OYACA has led to the recovery of money fraudulently collected by some staffers of Lagelu Local Government in Ibadan from one Mr. Samson Olasunkanmi for a certain piece of land.

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It was gathered that Mr Olasunkanmi has been refunded after the successful intervention of the agency.

The suspects are currently being prosecuted by the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Ojelowo Oyewo.

In the meantime, Honourable Justice Eni Esan has used the opportunity to further enjoin the members of the public to reach out to the main office of OYACA at Ibadan or its local government contact offices, if they have any petition on issues pertaining to fraudulent crimes against them or those perpetuated by government workers.


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