Civil servants, others, arrested over alleged N4.8b fraud in Oyo

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Some civil servants, as well as retirees have been arrested by the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) over alleged fraudulent contracts awarded in 2018.

The Chairman of the agency, Justice Eni Esan, confirmed the arrests on Wednesday, noting that the suspects committed the fraud at the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency.

Esaan explained that the fraud committed by the suspects involved the payment of the sum of N4.8billion to three private companies for a project that was not executed.

“The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has nabbed some retired and serving top civil servants of Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) for complicity in a fraudulent contract awarded in 2018”.