Kwara NUT chair, SUBEB officials fingered in N31m salary fraud


The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered how millions of naira meant for the payment of teachers  salaries was allegedly diverted by the Chairman of Kwara State Nigerian Union of Teachers, Salihu Idris Toyin and the  Permanent Secretary,  the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),  Bayo Audu Onimago among others. 

Others quized in connection to the alleged fraud included the Director of Finance SUBEB, Ahmed Husain, Controller of Finance SUBEB, Omole John, and the state coordinator of NUT, Tijani Idris.

The sum of thirty one million naira which was supposed  to be used for the payment of over four hundred teachers working  with the Kwara SUBEB was allegedly shared by the  suspects.

 A statement signed by EFCC spokesperson, Mr Dele Oyewale and made available to on Friday revealed this.

Oyewale said the state Chairman of NUT allegedly confessed to have paid N12 million into an account being operated by him and his accomplices.

According to him, the money was actually not supposed to be deposited in the account, but he withdrew it and gave it to SUBEB officials, and they gave him N3 million to share among themselves.

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“He also received another credit alert of N19 million, withdrew N4 million from it, and used N1.5 million for clearing and inter locking of their quarters, while the remaining N2.5 million is still with him,” he said.

EFCC spokesman said the NUT Chairman could not,  however, provide receipt of transaction for the so called ” clearing and inter locking. recalls that the EFCC had last week  announced the discovery of about one thousand Ghost Workers allegedly smuggled into the Payroll of the Kwara SUBEB. 

All the suspects are expected to be arraigned immediately after the conclusion of the ongoing investigation. 

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