Conditional Cash Transfer Scam, Citizen Hauwa Suleiman Slams ICPC over Complicity

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Citizen Hauwa Suleiman , a staff of Adavi Local Government Council of kogi state has slammed the Independent Corruption Practices Commission ( ICPC) for their inability to commence investigation into her petition against Ohunene Abdulsalam for her alleged roles in short changing beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme in the Local Government Area.

Hauwa Sulaiman while speaking to Journalists in Lojoja, Monday, stated that she had petitioned the state  Commissioner of ICPC  alleging that the desk officer, Memunat Ohunene Abdusalam  conived with the then Administrator and now  Senior Special Assistant ,SSA (Security) for Adavi local government area, Joseph Omuya Salami for sharp practices in the payment.

Sulaiman who expressed surprise that almost nine months after submitting the petition to the ICPC Commissioner, nothing has been heard from him stressed  that she is pained by the high  level of conspiracy in the system.

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> She alleged further   that  some of the beneficiaries  were being  swapped and replaced with able bodied energetic people who shared the money with the Desk officer for Adavi local government, Memunat Ohunene Abdusalam.

A copy of the petition made available to our Correspondent in Lokoja by Hauwa Sulaiman who is a facilitator for three communities in Adavi  LG alleged that the desk officer have been pocketing not less than three million Naira every month through illegal deductions from beneficiaries.

She  also accused the Desk officer of  fraudulently swapping names of genuine beneficiaries with fake ones and sharing the proceeds with them while some of the genuine beneficiaries were left to die without receiving a penny before their deaths.

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Suleiman claimed that   late Ajako Azeez  who has died nine months ago  has his stipend still being collected by phoney beneficiaries.

She also gave the instance of another beneficiary ,Sule Kekere whose name was replaced with that of Hannah Yusuf who is a young lady while Kekere happens to be an elderly vulnerable man.

According to her “All these and many more were included in the petition submitted to the commissioner nine months ago but nothing have been heard since  and even now when the latest payment is being made,the practice of shortchanging the people continues.”

“I am pained to see how people are being shortchanged while the genuinely vulnerable people who are supposed to be the real beneficiaries were left to languish in penury.”Sulaiman lamented.

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All efforts by our correspondent to  speak with the desk officer ,Memunat Abdusalam met a brick wall as she refused to  pick her calls.

When our correspondent contacted the Kogi state Commissioner for Independent corrupt practices commission,ICPC,-Patrick Chilezie  Ogwuegbu said that it was not true that nothing is being done as the commission has launched investigation into the allegations.


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