UA-201076440-1 Indigenes raised caution about N127m misrepresentation at Lagos grant board, EFCC asserts >>Trustsammy

The Monetary and Monetary Violations Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that Lagos indigenes alarmed it about the supposed N127 million extortion at the Lagos State Grant Board. 

Usman Adamu, an Agent with the counter join organization, made the accommodation before an Ikeja Exceptional Offenses Court. 

Adamu affirmed during a preliminary inside preliminary of Stephen Oshinowo, previous Leader Secretary of the board. 

Oshinowo is being taken a stab at eight checks of criminal change of N127 million having a place with the grant board. 

Driven in proof by EFCC Lead Investigator, Mr A.O. Mohammed, Adamu said he was the top of the group that explored the claim of theft of assets at the board. 

"At some point in 2019, the commission got knowledge from certain residents, charging that cash implied for installment of understudies' grant was redirected by the Lagos State Grant Board. 

"They affirmed that the redirection was done in intrigue with some staff of the board. 

"We researched the cases, and throughout our examination, we welcomed the litigant and his better half and they answered to our office on November 26, 2019. 

"During our conversations with him, we educated him about the allegation against him and a portion of his staff; we advised him to react and he reacted recorded as a hard copy," Adamu said. 

The agent said that Oshinowo composed his assertion within the sight of his better half and two legal counselors, adding that he was not forced or tormented to give the assertion. 

"On that very day which was Nov. 26, 2019, we were unable to wrap up. The litigant griped that he was burnt out on composition. 

"The next day, the assertion taking was proceeded and he was presented with bail conditions," Adamu said. 

While being questioned by safeguard counsel, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN), Adamu denied realizing that Oshinowo turned out to be sick while in the authority of the EFCC and must be taken to a medical clinic for therapy. 

He said that Lagos indigenes cautioned the EFCC about the supposed extortion. 

"The state government didn't say anything negative, it was the overall population that griped. The cash is for Lagos State residents," the observer said. 

Equity Oluwatoyin Taiwo deferred the case until Walk 31 for continuation of the preliminary inside preliminary. 

NAN reports that during procedures on February 22, another EFCC specialist, Ms Moday Moley, told the court how Oshinowo purportedly bungled the grant store. 

"A portion of the assets were intended for staff government assistance and office remodel however he changed same over to individual use. 

"Examination likewise uncovered that the respondent sent piece of the continue to his better half, Adenike, paid for flight trips, general store exchanges. 

He kept different assets in a fixed store account. 

" The respondent is the last signatory of the board's record From the outset City Landmark Bank; without his signature, no exchange can occur," Moley said.

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