•By Omogbolahan Adisa, Ilorin
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that part of the diverted N3 billion Light Up Kwara project was used to buy a house in Gusape in Abuja, The Gazelle News.com can report.
The Zonal Head of EFCC in Ilorin, Isyaku Sharu while speaking in the state capital on Friday, 14 February, 2020. The Gazelle News.com reports that he spoke during the anti-corruption walk organised by EFCC and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Sharu, The Gazelle News.com gathered, insisted that the anti-graft agency is on top of the matter and would eventually get to the root of the matter.
“We are also on top of the case of Light Up Kwara where over three billion naira was allegedly diverted. Part of the diverted fund was used to buy a property in Guzape Abuja. Some recoveries were also made,” he said.
The Gazelle News.com also reports that the EFCC Zonal Head stated that the anti-graft agency recorded 48 convictions and recovered over N8.3 billion in cash and properties since the anti-graft agency began operations in Kwara State last year.
Sharu also called on the youths to stop celebrating corrupt elements and support anti-corruption crusade through the government’s whistle blower policy because they are the worst hit by the effects of diversion of public funds.
“What we saw last Monday at the Federal High Court Ilorin was a show of shame and national embarrassment by some group of youth who came out en masse to show solidarity to an accused person charged for money laundering by the EFCC. The media houses have all carried the picture of the said accused person waiving hands to those shameless youths. This is indeed sad,” according to the local anti-corruption chief.
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