N11.9bn Alleged Fraud: Ex-Kwara Gov Aide Reacts To Forensic Audit Report


An aide to the Immediate past Governor of Kwara State has reacted to an allegation levelled against their administration by the forensic auditors saying they misappropriated the sum of N11.9 billion state money between 2011 to 2019.

Reacting to the allegation, the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Wahab Oba said “the allegations are preposterous, naive unspecific and generally unfounded. Every expenditure during the period under review was properly appropriated and followed due process. If there were infractions as alleged, there are laid down procedures for correction.

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“Since we left office more than three years ago, the accounts have been properly audited by various auditing agencies and had been certified. Any query now, six months to election, on the legality or otherwise of the expenditure, are after thought and politically motivated”

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The auditing firm SSAC, engaged by the present administration had earlier on Thursday while submitting their report to the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, revealed that their report indicted some officers of the past administration for misappropriated sum of N11.9bn between 2011 to 2019, eight years.

According to the auditing firm “A few highlights of our findings may be necessary for the record. Our forensic audit revealed a colossal pilfering of N11, 981,268,709 which we recommended should be recovered to the public coffers. Similarly, we recommended to the state government to prosecute certain officers and companies in addition to claiming exemplary damages on transactions totalling N6,023,358,444, amongst other key findings,” Inumoh said at the presentation of the report.

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