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MD accused of carting away FG’s property

Workers at the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (O-ORBDA) have accused the outgoing Managing Director,  Olufemi Odumosu, of carting away federal government’s  property and some…

Workers at the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority (O-ORBDA) have accused the outgoing Managing Director,  Olufemi Odumosu, of carting away federal government’s  property and some “classified files.”

But the outgoing MD had described the accusations as blackmail, saying his adversaries are behind it.

Odumosu is expected to hand over mantle of leadership on Monday, January 4, following expiration of his tenure.

A top management member of the agency told our correspondent in Abeokuta, Ogun State, that Odumosu had allegedly moved some items such as refrigerator, office cabinet, computer systems and beddings for his office and official residence, preparatory to his exit from office.

The source also alleged that the outgoing MD had taken away “classified documents” bearing financial transactions of the agency, on Thursday, 31st December, 2021, which was his last day in office.

According to the source, Odumosu was spotted moving the items into a Hilux bus, but the leadership of the staff union later confronted him regarding the property he allegedly moved out of the agency.

During the encounter, the union leaders and Odumosu reportedly engaged in a shouting Match as the outgoing MD said his authority was being challenged.

Reacting to the allegations, the outgoing MD insisted that he did not cart away any property belonging to the government, and hinted that he would hand over the baton on Monday.

“How can I go away with classified files, which are the classified files? People just want to create unnecessary issues.

“Government did not pay for the refrigerator; it’s my personal refrigerator. I brought it from my house.

“When they came into my office taking stock of some property, I wasn’t around. I met them numbering some things and I asked them “How can you be numbering something that belongs to me?

“They should have waited for me and I told them to get out of the office. My secretary said she told them but they didn’t listen. That is insubordination. Not that I am being afraid of being probed, but somebody is behind this.

“Those behind it are just looking for a way to blackmail. I didn’t do all these things mentioned,” he said.

 

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