EFCC indicts Kwara NUT boss, SUBEB perm.sec, others over 400 ghost workers salary scam

The last may not have been heard of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board’s employment scam busted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The anti-graft agency on Friday revealed how millions of naira meant for the payment of teachers’ salaries were diverted by the chairman of the Kwara State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Salihu Idris Toying.

Also indicted was the Permanent Secretary, SUBEB, Bayo Audu Onimago among others.

Other beneficiaries according to the spokesman of the organisation’s Head of media, Dele Oyewale, include, Director of Finance, SUBEB, Ahmed Hussein, the state Coordinator of the NUT, Tijani Idris, and the Controller of Finance, SUBEB, Omole John.

The EFCC alleged that the sum of N100m meant for the payment of over 400 teachers working with the state SUBEB was allegedly shared by the suspects.

The state NUT Chairman, Salihu Toyin, while giving the analysis of how the controversial funds were shared, disclosed to the operatives of the anti-graft agency that, “the sum of N12m was paid into an account operated by him and others.

“The money was actually not supposed to come but when the cash hit the account, I withdrew it and gave it to SUBEB officials, they gave us N3m for free, and we shared it among ourselves.

“We also received another N19m, I withdrew N4m from it, I used N1.5m for clearing and interlocking of our quarters, the remaining N2.5m is still with me,” the NUT boss revealed, even as no official receipts were tendered for the transactions involved in the interlocking project.

DAILY POST recalls that the anti-graft agency last week announced the discovery of about 1, 000 ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the payroll of the state basic education board, SUBEB.

All the suspects are expected to be arraigned in court immediately after the conclusion of investigations by the anti-graft agency.

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