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ICPC Interrogates 4 Oyo LG Chiefs over Alleged Misappropriation of public Funds
About 4 Caretakers Chairmen of Oyo State have been gripped by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for six hours in Abuja over alleged involvement in embezzling of public funds
Informed top ICPC source, who confided in Nigerian Tribune, said all the council bosses are from local governments within Ibadan metropolis.
Confirmed report have it that they arrived the commission at about 10:30 am and were not released until 4:30 pm.
The chairmen, whose facial expression looked gloomy when coming out from the commission’s headquarters declined attempt made by newsmen to initiate Interview with them.
Nigeria Tribune had earlier contacted one of them on phone, especially the Chairman of Ibadan South-West, Mr Kehinde Akande (at 10:07 am), and he said they were in Abuja and were heading to ICPC office.
When contacted the Information Officer of Ibadan South-West Local Government, Mr Gbadebo Adejare, on phone thereafter, confirmed that the chairman was in Abuja but declined further comments, saying: “He (chairman) is in the best position to tell you while in Abuja.”
The chairman, Mr Akande later sent a text, asking: “Who gave you my number. I don’t know what you are talking about.”
When contacted on phone, however, the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, said that: “You have the story already. And I am driving now, please. I am on the road. I am driving, please.”