The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has revealed that some staff members of the State Ministry of Lands and Urban Development are currently on trial for allegedly transferring government funds into personal accounts.
The agency has investigated the actions of the said officers in accordance with the statutory provisions that empowered it to investigate matters related to corruption and fraudulent acts discovered by the people, according to a statement signed by the Chairman of OYACA, Honorable Justice Eni Esan (rtd.) on Friday and made available to newsmen.
Furthermore, OYACA’s efforts have resulted in the recovery of money fraudulently collected by some members of Lagelu Local Government in Ibadan from one Mr. Samson Olasunkanmi for a specific piece of land.
Mr. Olasunkanmi was thus refunded following the agency’s successful intervention.
Prof. Ojelowo Oyewo, the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, is currently prosecuting the suspects.
Honorable Justice Eni Esan took advantage of the opportunity to urge members of the public to contact the main office of OYACA in Ibadan or its local government contact offices if they have any complaints about fraudulent crimes committed against them or by government employees.