The Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin has detected 1,000 ghost workers in the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board, KWSUBEB.

 Isyaku Shari, The Zonal cordinator, who revealed this at a press conference in Ilorin on Thursday, said the ghost workers were illicitly into the payroll of the universal Basic Education board.

The Zonal Head said, the anti-graft agency has also made further regaining of more than N138m from alleged treasury looters, while over N374m was released to the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on two occasions.

The summary of the measure of the commission in the tackling against corruption in the state, the zonal head said the zone also "uncovered alleged diversion of about N159m by the 16 local government chairmen with traces in their personal accounts in which some them have started making refunds."

 Sharu further said, “The zone has also uncovered alleged diversion of about N750m from the light-up Kwara project in which about N72m was used in purchasing property in Guzape area of Abuja."

Zonal head disclose also that in the last sixteen months, the zonal office secured among other things, the interim forfeiture of a residential building located at No 17, and 17a McDonald Ikoyi, Lagos belonging to a top politician with a conservative value of N2b, along with the forfeiture of another residential building located at No.10 and 11 Abdulkadir street, GRA, Ilorin belonging to the same politician with the a conservative value of N1.5b.

Sharu further disclosed that the zonal office secured the “final forfeiture of a four bedroom terrace duplex located at phase 5 Lekki gardens estate, Lekki, Lagos belonging to a politician with a conservative value of N100m.”

The zonal head declared that with 52 convictions and final forfeitures so far, the commission will not relent in the efforts to bring sanity to the society by investing, arresting and prosecuting corrupt individuals.

He urge the residents within the zone to continue to support the agency to realise the objective of wiping out corruption in the society.


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