A pressure group with the name, Save Oji River Local Initiative has dragged the Local Government chairman Frank Udemezue to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The group is alleging monumental fraud and looting in the Council.
Save Oji River Initative said it is concerned that despite the huge allocations coming into Oji River Local Government Council on monthly basis, there is no age group, association, elders forum or even Oji River professional groups questioning how their money is spent. No accountability check.
The group in a press statement signed by their Convener, Okah Kingsley stated that the “donation list of the reckless Enugu West political rally christened – (Ifemelu-mma); where a local government chairman who failed to fix even a single primary school in his village donated public money to an empty adventure.
The group alleged that their source who liaised with the handlers of the rally got a disturbing information on the exact amount Hon. Frank donated.
“From the information gotten from handlers of the said rally, Hon. Frank donated six million naira (N6,000,000) not three million naira (N3,000,000) as he warned them to tout only N3m to avoid public outburst” the group alleged.
“Without any form of prejudice coupled with preponderance evidence indicting Frank Udemezue, Ndi Oji River should ask Frank what he used the funds budgeted for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years for”.
“Surprisingly, some of the information we got over the last two weeks revealed a lot of shady deals taking place under Frank: we got reliable information on how Frank settles government house ally (the person that forced his name to the governor) N10,000,000- N15,000,000 every month. He pays him based on the size of the allocation that enters”.
“We are equally dismayed to learn that no financial transactions of the council passes through the bank since Frank came on board. He rather carries cash around and throws it around recklessly in the manner Boko Haram throws bomb”.
“We are angered to equally learn that Frank boasts that H.E. Governor of Enugu state got his back but we will help Frank to share to both local and international communities how mindless and wicked a leader could be to abandon his core duty to pursue flippancy and inanities”.
“Save Oji River will not hesitate to drag the state government into this whole garage if they come in between this push to expose a prodigal son for whom he is”.
“We are glad to forge stronger front with reliable communities and experts ready to liberate Oji River from this contracted scandal linked to one amorphous ally in the government house as EFCC will storm Oji River LG headquarters anytime now”.
Efforts to hear from the embattled chairman failed as he refused to pick his calls.