By Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin
The zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has 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 5billion naira was allegedly syphoned from Kwara internal revenue service and shared in the ratio of 30 to 70 percent among notable individuals in the state through their cronnies.
Mr Sharu explained that the EFCC was keeping track of the activities of all political office holders either appointed or elected to ensure sanity in the polity.
He noted that the state government will be informed of any financial irregularities against any appointee to enable it sanitise the system.
In his address Kwara state governor, AbdulRaham AbdulRazq expressed satisfaction with the level of successes recorded by the commission in the state.
He said the achievements had vindicated both the commission and the state government of the allegations of victimisation by the culprits.
AbdulRazq said the state government will invest the fund into its newly replicated social investment programme.
He assured that all fund given to the state government will be utilised judiciously.