Reasons For Arrest Of Oyo Accountant General Revealed

More facts have emerged on the arrest of the Oyo State Accountant – General, Bello by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), over his alleged involvement in the N9b scam rocking his office.

According to a source from the grapevine, the anti-graft agency has been meddling into the finances of Oyo State for a long period of time and some projects the Makinde led administration had embarked upon.

According the source, this prompted the Oyo State government to file a suit against EFCC over alleged meddlesomeness in the finances of the state. The case was instituted precisely on February 8 at a Federal High, Ring Road, Ibadan against EFCC that they have no right to meddle in finances of Oyo state

The source said, EFCC stormed the office of the accountant-general and demanded invoice on how the state governor is spending his security vote and he said he does not have that capacity to disclose or release the invoice.

The Accountant General argued that such information is strictly that of the governor. He argued that he is not a political office holder to disclose or release such invoice.

Sahara Reporters had reported on Monday that the accountant-general was arrested on Friday over alleged diversion of N9b deducted from local government account.

Investigation by this newspaper revealed that the AG was not detained by the EFFC and he had since been released from their custody.

This online newspaper gathered that the state government was in court today over the matter and the proceeding of the court is with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo SAN.

Though the source was silent on the N9b that was reported to have been diverted into a private account.

Source: Goalpoacher

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