Blows hot over Alabi’s impersonation, conspiracy and criminality.
Names Alabi, Adamu, Evans, Ned Nwoko, others as accomplices in the diversion of over N5,240,510,186 and N5,500,000.00 respectively.
Reiterate the urgent need to arrest, probe Hon. Alabi, others.
As controversies continue to envelope the activities of Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, the real and current leadership of the Interim Management Committee, Hon. Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje, has petitioned the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari and the Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, requesting the arrest, investigation of the Hon. Alabi led faction of the association.
The said faction of the association, consists of a group of persons, who has overtime hijacked the activities of the association for over a year, perpetrating and executing large amounts of subterfuge and criminality, a situation which has endangered, continued to dampen the good name and bring to ridicule the mandate of ALGON as enshrined in the constitution.
According to the IMC, Hon. Alabi Kolade led faction of the association has brought nothing but perilousness to ALGON. the former is currently the chairman of Barite Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State, a local government area which is not among the 774 existing LGA’s listed in section 5 (1) (a-c) of ALGON constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and also as decided and settled by the Supreme Court in the case of Attorney General of Lagos state vs Attorney General of the Federation (2004).
The IMC, revealed that the said Hon. Alabi through impersonation, opened an illegal Bank Account Number-2034749191 with First Bank of Nigeria, Area 11 branch Abuja, in the name of the association, an account with which he and his accomplices diverted monies amounting to the sum of N5, 240,516,186.21 ( Five billion, Two hundred and Forty million, Five hundred and Sixteen thousand, One Hundred and Eighty six Naira Twenty-one kobo), into it.
The said funds are proceeds of refunds of over-deductions of tax burden by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) accruable to the entire and only 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria; and the said funds has been diverted by him, Mrs Binta Bello Adamu the factional Secretary General, Mrs Evan Enekwe, Hon. Ategbero Odunayo ( member of Board of Trustees) and others without the knowledge, consent of the 774 LGAs.
It also revealed that sometime between 2018 and 2019, One Hon. Gambit Tanko Kagara ( The current special adviser to the Niger State Governor in Local Government Affairs), who served as the immediate past president of ALGON before the purported emergence of Hon. Alabi Kolade ( who is not qualifies to hold ALGON national position nor being a permanent member of ALGON according to its constitution & 1999 constitution) presided over the looting of the ALGON share of the Paris Club over-seduction of Liam refund shared between the three tiers of government through “Consultant” Prince Ned Nwoko ( a former member of the House of Representatives from Delta State) who acted as consultant in retrieving and remitting the share of the Paris Club Refund due to ALGON but however the sum of N5,500,000.00 was diverted through the account of one Chief Chikwado Udensi (former Secretary General of ALGON) with the active connivance and authorization of Hon. Tanko Kagara and Mrs. Binta Adamu Bello, through account number 0500796493 owned by Chikwe Udensi.
The IMC however commended EFCC for its promptness as it was reliably informed that the commission have began investigations on some of the above persons with respect to the infractions in ALGON. “ We most sincerely trust in your capacity to efficiently and effectively unravel the financial heist being perpetrated against ALGON by persons parading themselves as officials and build on the intelligence, as we hereby officially call on you to use your good office to arrest, investigate the above facts and persons and to recover all funds belonging to the association which was criminally diverted by them.” It added.