Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kwara Zonal Office, says it has uncovered about 1,000 ghost workers smuggled into the payroll of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board.
EFCC Zonal Head, Isyaku Sharu, disclosed this in Ilorin, on Thursday, while speaking with newsmen on the commission’s achievements during the lockdown.
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 EFCC cash up to the tune of over N138 million from public fund looters in the state.
According to him, “The zone earlier handed over N374 million to the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazak, on two occasions.
“The zone 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.”
He also said that the anti-graft agency secured the interim forfeiture of eight residential buildings within the state capital and in Ikoyi, Lagos State, adding that the zone secured 52 convictions with final forfeitures of some number of vehicles.
Sharu vowed that the EFCC in the zone would continue to strive to return sanity to the society by investigating, arresting, and prosecuting corrupt individuals.