The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Ilorin zonal office has accused the state chairman of kwara State chapter of Nigerian Union of Teachers and the permanent secretary, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), among others, of diverting a sum of N31 million.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr Dele Oyewale said the sum of thirty one million naira which was meant to be used for the payment of over four hundred Teachers working with the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board was allegedly shared by the suspects.
The anti-graft body said other beneficiaries in the fraud include, Director of Finance, SUBEB, Ahmed Husain, the Controller of Finance of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Omole John and the State Cordinator of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Tijani Idris.
While giving details on how the sum were shared, the anti-graft body Spokesman said while interrogating the State Chairman of NUT, Salihu Idris Toyin told the operatives of the commission that:
“The sum of 12 million naira was paid into an account operated by me and others, the money was actually not supposed to come , when the cash hit the account, I withdrew it and gave it to SUBEB Officials, they gave us three million naira for free and we shared it among ourselves “
“We also received another nineteen million naira, I withdrew four million naira from it, I used one point five million naira for clearing and inter locking of our quarters, the remaining two point five million naira is still with me”
The operatives then asked the Embattled NUT Chairman, ” The Clearing and inter locking you did, do you have receipts for this transaction ” He answered “NO”.
Workers under SUBEB has being experiencing delay in payment of their salary as the government insisted that there are discrepancies in the payroll of workers in the Board.
The commission said that all the suspects would to be charged to court immediately after the conclusion of investigation.