Mr. Yakubu Oseni, the Kogi State Board of internal Chairman has been picked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for financial diversion.
A civil society group the Anti-corruption and Integrity Forum petition the anti-graft agency showing how Yabuku, Governor Yahaya Bello, Edward Onaja and the All Progressives Congress (APC) state chairman conspired and diverted the sum of N3 billion, a local Nigeria Newspaper, Integrity Watchdog has reported.
The Civil Society Group showed how the conspirators opened nine bank accounts they used in the fund diversion, they explained how the N3 billion paid by Dangote Grpup as a tax to the state government was diverted using different bank accounts.
The anti-graft agency traced how the money paid by Dangote to Sky Bank was diverted to account number 0431486029 at First City Monument Bank, before passing it through account number 2017770110 at First Bank, account number 0057904831 at Ecobank, account number 1015503782 at United Bank of Africa, account number 0025013646 at Union Bank, account number 1130071472 at Zenith Bank, account number 4030014272 at Zenith Bank, account number 0018496916 at Unity Bank, and account number 0709993397 at Access Bank.
The fund was also diverted using Kogi Savings and Loans, account numbers 1751069541 and 1751069383
Mr. Oseni is suspected to have used part of the proceed to purchase multi-million mansion located at No. 1, Magaji Muazu Crescent off Patrick Yakowa Road, Asokoro, Abuja.
The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Mangu, speaking about the investigation said, Oseni and his conspirators must be investigated in detail to ensure all properties he acquired illegally both local and international are discovered and exposed.
Taxi payers money is not meant to be stolen, Oseni must face the wrath of the law he assured.
WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) sought the explanation of the state government and contacted Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, the Director General, Media and Publicity to Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, we are yet to get his response.