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Oyo Anti-corruption agency arrests civil servants over N4.8bn fraud

The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA), on Wednesday, announced that some serving and retired civil servants in the state have been arrested for fraudulent contracts…

The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA), on Wednesday, announced that some serving and retired civil servants in the state have been arrested for fraudulent contracts awarded in 2018.

 The fraud, according to the Chairman of OYACA, Justice Eni Esan (retd), was said to have been perpetrated by the individuals at the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) and information about it concealed till the state’s anti-graft agency discovered it. 

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The act, according to her, involved the payment of the sum of N4.8billion to three private companies without delivering the project.

“The agency is on the heels of the affected companies to recoup the money paid into their accounts in 2018 for supplies not made to date, while the investigation is still ongoing,” she said.