ICPC Quizzes Osun Discipline Corps Chief

COMMANDANT of Osun State Discipline Corps, Sola Oyedeji has been asked to shut up his mouth and make his appearance before the Independent Corruption Practices Commission (ICPC) comes next month.

Members of the corps had earlier petitioned that anti-graft agency over non-payment of their salaries since May 2007, while the corps chief, in his defence tendered salary payment vouchers to the commission, but the ICPC spokesman Folu Olamiti in a statement made public, described the vouchers as “fake and doctored vouchers.”

The discipline corps is a non-governmental organization (NGO) contracted by the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) government of Olagunsoye Oyinlola in the state, to instil discipline in the state secondary schools. Findings showed that the corps collects N3.5 million as contract sum per term, from the state treasury.

Meanwhile the State Security Service (SSS) and the police in the state had quizzed Oyedeji on the petition allegedly written by members of the organization. The ICPC told the discipline corps, chief to report for further questioning on Tuesday September 2, 2008. Reactions from the people of the state however showed that Oyedeji should make himself available to ICPC.

The corps chief described as a disciplinarian of old, is now said to be an apostle of corruption as revealed by recent allegations. According to our sources, Oyedeji has allegedly been said to be heavily saturated with the known vices of his paymasters in the Bola Ige House, the seat of government in Osogbo.

Oyedeji, now a familiar guest of all anti-graft agencies is said to be perpetrating wastefulness, graft, and misappropriation of funds. However the corps chief has attributed his present travails in the hands of the ICPC to the handiwork of the opposition parties in the state, whom he accused of wanting to destroy his integrity at all costs.