EFCC Arrests Kwara Director For ‘Fraudulent’ Sale Of Land

 EFCC Arrests Kwara Executive Director For ‘Fraudulent’ Sale Of Land

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on Tuesday arrested the Executive Director of Kwara State Harmony Holdings, Adebayo Sanni, over alleged fraudulent sale of some landed properties belonging to the state government.

Concise News gathered that Sanni was also accused of converting some landed property belonging to the state for his personal use.

The commission said the properties are located in the Harmony Reserved Area of Ilorin, the state capital and the Galadima area of Abuja.

This news medium learned that the zonal office of the EFCC in Ilorin effected the arrest of the executive director.

Others involved in the controversial land purchase include a close friend of the Immediate past Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Commodore J.A Taiwo (retd) and former People’s Democratic Party  (PDP) chairman in the state, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulani.

Other beneficiaries, who are still under the investigations of the EFCC, are Alhaji Isiaka Oniwa, Alhaji Jimoh Oniwa and Mrs. Olapeju Fausat Ogunlade.

It was alleged that Sanni and the retired naval officer, who were said to be classmates of Ahmed, converted some of the state government properties located in Ilorin and Abuja to their personal use.

It was also gathered that the retired military chief was allocated three plots in Harmony Reserved Area Estates in Ilorin and five plots in the Galadima area of Abuja without paying a dime to the government.

The state executive director was said to have allocated five plots of land in Ilorin and Abuja to himself without following due process.

The commission also gathered that the commission discovered that properties belonging to the state were converted and allocated to highly placed individuals, selected businessmen and women and political associates closed to the then government without following the due process.

It was also gathered that some of the beneficiaries, who were grilled for several hours by the operatives of the commission, had started paying their monies while others promised to pay before the end of this week.

The operatives of the anti-graft body had gathered intelligence reports that some of the properties (both movable and immovable) belonging to the state government and were diverted and shared by highly placed individuals between 2013 and towards the end of the state PDP-led administration.

At the time of this report, the Kwara State Government Official was still being grilled by the EFCC operatives.

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Babatunde Adedayo Oluwafunmilayo is a Mass Communication graduate of Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), she is also an Associate Member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Adedayo loves writing motivational stories and poetry books. Her passion for reading cannot but be overemphasized.

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