Oni must be probed, Fayemi insists

Former governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni is not yet off the hook as the state government has reiterated its plan to probe him over alleged malpractices that rocked his administration.  This is contrary to reports in some national dailies yesterday that the incumbent governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has jettison the idea of probing him.

The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, who gave the clarification yesterday in his office, said there was misperception of his earlier statement made during the village square meeting on Thursday at Efon.

He noted that the Ekiti government is determined to probe the Oni’s administration on

N2.2 billion Micro-credit Fund, N6.6 billion Ado –Ifaki dualisation project and N700 million spent in purchasing 600 cows for Ikun Dairy Farm during his aborted tenure.

The commissioner emphasised that Governor Fayemi’s administration believes in transparency and accountability, saying, “This government will not gloss over the gargantuan corruption allegedly committed through micro-credit scheme, Ikun Dairy Farm contract and other fraud that were allegedly perpetrated under Segun Oni-led administration.

Ekundayo stated that the statement he earlier made that government had left these alleged looters in the hands of God for serious punishment still subsists, but added that such would not dissuade the government from setting up probe panel into all these alleged shady deals.

The commissioner had earlier said “These people are even hungrier than when they came into office now. So, we have left them in the hands of God for punishment because even if they are jailed, they will serve out their jail terms one day, but if you are facing the judgement of God, you may not get out of it forever”.

According to the commissioner, “Though, the culprits are already facing the wrath of God, but the position of this government is very clear.  Governor Kayode Fayemi said after the May 31 Supreme Court judgement that he will look into the finances of the past administration.

Source: The Sun

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