The chairmen of four Local Government areas in Oyo State were, on Thursday, quizzed for roughly six hours by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja for allegedly embezzling public funds.
According to Tribune Online, all the council bosses quizzed were from local governments within Ibadan metropolis.
The council bosses arrived the commission at about 10:30 am and were not released until 4:30 pm.
The chairmen, who were visibly angry when coming out from the commission’s headquarters, refused to speak with newsmen.
Findings further revealed that they were all invited for alleged misappropriation of public funds of their various local government councils.
Tribune Online had earlier contacted one of them on phone, especially the Chairman of Ibadan South-West, Mr Kehinde Akande (at 10:07 am), and he said they were in Abuja and were heading to ICPC office.
When contacted the Information Officer of Ibadan South-West Local Government, Mr Gbadebo Adejare, on phone thereafter, confirmed that the chairman was in Abuja but declined further comments, saying: “He (chairman) is in the best position to
tell you while in Abuja.”
The chairman, Mr Akande later sent a text, asking: “Who gave you my number. I don’t know what you are talking about.”
When contacted on phone, however, the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, said that: “You have the story already. And I am driving now, please. I am on the road. I am driving, please.”