By Moses Okorie
A citizen of Abia State who prefers anonymity has called on NATION’S PRIDE to express his displeasure with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing them of being bias in returning the sum of N263 million to Kwara State Government without doing so to his own state, Abia.
He cited the case of the former governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu who was convicted by the court and jailed for 12 years, but all the monies recovered from him have not been returned to Abia State Government in order to enhance development in the state.
The Abia citizen who is a senior civil servant, called on the anti-graft agency to extend the same gesture to his state, because according to him, ‘what is good for the geese is good for the gander’.
Recall that NATION’S PRIDE had on Wednesday, March 4, published a story that “The zonal office of the EFCC handed over the sum of 263 million naira allegedly recovered from public officers to Kwara state government.
“Performing the Official handing over of the cheque to Governor AbdulRaham AbdulRazq at the EFCC Ilorin zonal office, the Zonal head of the commission, Mr Isyaku Sharu said the money was part of the funds looted from the treasury of the state internal revenue service as well as the 16 local government areas in the state.
“He said about five billion naira was allegedly siphoned from Kwara internal revenue service and shared in the ratio of 30 to 70 percent among notable individuals in the state through their cronnies.
“He noted that the state government will be informed of any financial irregularities against any appointee to enable it sanitise the system”, it read.