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OGHA Recommends Probe Of Former OPIC MD, Odusolu

The Ogun State House of Assembly wants financial crimes investigation agencies in the country to probe a former Managing Director of Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation, OPIC, Mr. Babajide Odusolu with a view to recovering the sum of 2 billion naira allegedly missing from the corporation’s account during his tenure.

The lawmakers made the pronouncement after adopting the report of its Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-Corruption, which considered the 2015-2019 State Auditor-General’s report on the commission.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Musefiu Lamidi, had moved a motion for the adoption of the report which was seconded by Mr. Oludaisi Elemide and unanimously supported by other lawmakers.

The legislators also directed the former Managing Director of OPIC to pay back the sum of 40 million naira that was discovered to be unaccounted for in year 2019 into the state’s coffers within six months.

The lawmakers also submitted that the embargo placed on six hundred and eight (608) million naira in 16 banks accounts belonging to OPIC be lifted to enable the corporation access the funds for developmental projects and investments.

Oluwatoyin Adegoke

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