The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has uncovered additional 400 ghost workers in Kwara State’s Universal Basic Education Board, News9naija reports.
The commission through a statement issued on its verified Twitter handle on Friday, June 19, 2020 said the it uncovered 400 fresh ghost workers in Kwara state.
The anti-graft agency also said it arrested the Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Kwara State, Salihu Idris Toyin, the Permanent Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Bayo Audu Onimago, Director of Finance, SUBEB, Ahmed Husain, Coordinator, NUJ, Kwara State, Tijani Idris and Controller of Finance, SUBEB, Omole John for allegedly diverting the sum N31,000,000 (Thirty One Million Naira only) meant for the payment of the ghost workers.
EFCC wrote, “In a confessional account of how the money was shared, Toyin told operatives of the EFCC that “A sum of N12million was paid into an account operated by me 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 N3million for free and we shared it among ourselves.”
“We also received another N19million. I withdrew N4million from it, I used N1.5million for clearing and interlocking of our quarters, the remaining N2.5million is still with me”.
Recall that the anti-graft agency last week announced the uncovering of about 1000 ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the payroll of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board.