MEN of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested career officers of Ife Central Local Government Council over petitions earlier written to the anti-graft body in connection with misappropriation of public funds associated with the administration of the immediate past administration led by Honourable Akin Adetunmbi.
According to OSUN DEFENDER’s information, the EFCC men had earlier called at the council secretariat at Ajebamidele area, leaving a note, inviting two council directors to come to EFCC’s office in Ilesa.
The investigation also revealed that on Tuesday, the two officers invited went to the EFCC’s office as instructed, where they were queried about some alleged financial misappropriation levelled against the immediate past chairman of the local government, Adetunmbi.
OSUN DEFENDERalso reliably gathered that vouchers and receipts that were used to transact businesses in the local Government during the tenure under investigation was also tendered to the career officers to support the claims of financial misappropriation levelled against the former chairman.
Authoritative sources also stated that the officers were queried about the abandoned road construction work of Igboya/ Fajuyi road. Responding to the allegations, the career officers testified on the documents shown to them by their interrogators, but added that the frauds were committed, when they had not assumed offices in the council.
OSUN DEFENDER was reliably informed that the EFCC men took the address of the former chairman of the local government, as well as the location of the former career officers who worked under him, after which they were released later in the evening of the same day.
A source close to one of the officers interrogated by the EFCC revealed to OSUN DEFENDER that the officers were thoroughly drilled and as their handsets were taken away from them throughout the time spent with the EFCC men.
The source also confided in the medium that the officers claimed that the invitation by the men of the EFCC is “an eye opener not to collaborate with politicians to steal public funds as one may pay for it, even after one had left government service.