EFCC uncovers 1000 ghost workers in Kwara


Kwara Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has uncovered 1000 ghost workers, allegedly smuggled into the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB).

Mallam Isyaku Sharu Zonal Head of the anti-graft agency disclosed this in Ilorin on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen on the commission’s achievements during the lockdown, occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sharu said the global health challenge posed by the COVID- 19 pandemic should not be seen as an impediment to the fight against corruption.

He said the agency also made additional cash recovery of more than N138 million from alleged treasury looters, for the state.

His words “You recall that the zone had earlier handed over N374 million to the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazak, on two occasions.

“The zone has also uncovered alleged diversion of about N750 million from the Light Up Kwara Project.

“Funds for the project, worth about N72 million, was used in purchasing a property in Guzape area of Abuja,”

Sharu said another achievement by the agency within 16 months of its operations in Kwara included the interim forfeiture of eight different residential buildings within Ilorin.

He said the properties worth millions of naira, also included two other residential buildings in Ikoyi, Lagos state.

Sharu added that the commission also secured 52 convictions with final forfeitures of some number of vehicles.

He assured the public that the commission would not relent in its efforts to bring sanity to the society by investigating, arresting and prosecuting corrupt individuals.

Sharu appealed to the people of the zone to continue to support the agency in achieving this goal.

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