By Nurudeen Alimi
THE Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has disclosed that an agricultural company that entered into an agreement with a public primary school in the state to buy off the school’s poultry birds, but failed to keep to the agreement has been investigated while refunding of the proceeds of the sale has begun. In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital by the agency and signed by OYA CA’s chairman, Justice Eni Esan rtd), the agency Investigated the petition submitted by the management of the school and after its efforts, the company, whose identity was kept from the public, has started paying back the proceeds of the poultry birds’ sale.
In the same vein, a petition against worker at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EMMA COED), Oyo, whose identity was not disclosed and was said to be involved in a business outside his statutory duty, which led to indebtedness had been investigated and the petitioner has started getting a refund of his money as a result of OYACA’s intervention According to the statement, the agency Investigated a private agricultural company that purchased poultry birds from one of the public primary schools in the state for huge sum of money but failed to make payment despite repeated demands “The school had made frantic efforts to recover the money, but the contractor proved difficult and uncooperative.
After rigorous drilling by the agency, a chunk of the money was repaid, leaving a balance of a very minimal percentage.” Meanwhile Justice Eni Esan has called on the general public to see OYACA as their major succour in finding solution to cases of fraud, embezzlement and all forms of attempt to use public office to misappropriate public funds and facilities.