February 8, 2023

OYACA detains retired and serving civil servants over allegedly fraud

The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) chairman, Justice Eni Esan, in a statement disclosed in Ibadan, Oyo state that the agency has detained some serving and retired state civil servants over an allegedly fraudulent contract worth N4.8 billion and that the detained civil servants are Oyo state Maintenance Agency, top officials.

She alleged that despite the concealment by the affected top officials to thwart the investigation exercise of the fraud, which involved the payment of the sum of N4.8 billion to three private companies without delivering the project in 2018, OYACA was still able to discover the fraud.

She added that the agency is working with the companies to recoup the money paid into their accounts in 2018 for supplies not made to date, and everyone involved in the fraud will be treated equally under the law.

“OYACA makes bold to say that the law is no respecter of persons and everyone who has any form of connection with the matter will be dealt with according to the law,” she said.

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