SENT FROM HELL: OVER TWO YEARS IN OFFICE, DELTA STATE UNFORTUNATE CORRUPT CHAIRMAN, BENEDICTA NDUDI EMPOWERS ELECTORATES WITH REFURBISHED WHEELBARROWS AND JERRY CANS

Secret Reporters

With two months left to serve her three years tenure as Ukwuani Local Government Chairman, Lady Benedicta Ndudi-Osakunih Izuegbu has decided to embarrass those who voted her into office with worthless empowerment materials.

The Mickey Mouse empowerment which took place in the local government field we gathered had more money budgeted for festivity than the materials she distributed to few selected farmers.

Mimicking Gov. Ortom of Benue State, Benedicta who’s eyeing the House of Assembly seat in 2019 brought in less than thirty wheelbarrows, grasshoppers sprayers and knapsack sprayers to distribute to the peasant farmers.

One of the indigenes Chukwutem Edoh who commented angrily on one of the social media pages retorted “this is nothing but an insult om our people. Wheelbarrows for farmers? They should just turn us to Aboki that push wheelbarrow nau?(sic). How many did she give her parents?

DAREDEVIL POLITICAL ROBBERS: UNABLE TO PAY TEN MONTHS SALARIES; DELTA STATE COUNCIL CHAIRMEN COUGH OUT N17 MILLION EACH FROM PARIS DEBT FUND TO GIFT THEMSELVES TOYOTA CAMRY

Secret Reporters

Just two months to leaving office, the Chairmen of the twenty five local government areas in Delta State in one fall swoop have decided to empty the council vaults before their tenure ends.

The Delta State Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa recently released to them the sum of N2.1 billion from the Paris Debt Fund given to the state to enable them clear the backlog of salaries owed workers.

Rather than pay workers, authoritative information at Secret Reporters disposal revealed that the Chairmen went on auto shopping spree where they settled for new Toyota Camry 2017 model at the rate of N9.4 million each, but decided to jack up the prices to N17 million.

 

One of the councilors from Udu Local Government Area, Mr Benjamin Sharta confirmed the purchase at the inflated price, and maintained that a staggering sum of N17 million has already been deducted from all the 25 councils in Delta State. The Udu Local Government Chairman bought an ash colored Camry.

 

Efforts made to get across to the State ALGON Chairman, Mr Malik Ikpokpo were abortive as he didn’t pick up his call when our correspondent reached out to him

 

BITTER WITHIN: DELTA STATE PARIS DEBT FUND FROZEN ACCOUNT TO BE VACATED AS GOV. OKOWA DENIES HIRING ANY FIRM TO HELP RECOVER MONEY FOR THE STATE

Secret Reporters

The judgment by Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court were it issued an ex-parte order directing that the Paris-London Club Refund bank accounts of Abia, Cross River, and Delta states be frozen will be vacated by Delta State Government, Secret Reporters can authoritatively report.

The accounts frozen are: Abia state Paris and London Club Debit Refund, 1019892950, UBA Bank Plc; CRS Paris and London Club Debit Refund, 101989719, UBA Bank Plc; and DTSG CRS Paris and London Club Debit Refund, 1012906702, Zenith Bank Plc respectively.

According to Daily Post Online newspaper, the court gave the order amidst allegations that the governors of the three states preferred payment to family members, friends, and cronies in the guise of settling the fees for consultancy services at the expense of the real consultant progenitor of the Paris-London Club Refund.

Abia state government reportedly owes the real consultant progenitor the sum of $11,325,000 and N1.72bn; Cross River state government owes the sum of $8,050,000 and N1.2bn; While, Delta state government owes $27,274,135 and N3bn.

According to documents obtained by DAILY POST, the court order was sequel to an affidavit in support of ex-parte originating summons sworn to by Dr. Maurice Ibe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Mauritz Walton Nigeria Ltd, and filed before the court by his Counsel; Alex Marama, Charles Ude, and Kenneth N. Esq.

This medium has however learned that contrary to the claim by Maurice Ibe who owns Mauritz Walton Nigeria Ltd that he was engaged by the Delta State Government, he was only given a consultancy contract to recover the Paris Club money by Fmr. Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan but the contract expired in 2015 and was never renewed by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa

A high powered source in Okowa’s Government told Secret Reporters that “The terms were clearly stated and he was to receive 30% of the recovered sum as agreed by the previous if the money was paid then. He had a duration of 2 years. The Nigeria Governor’s Forum in early part of 2016 engaged a Consultant to help recover the money.

When the money was released in 2017, this contractor that his contract terminated in 2015 quickly rushed to a Court in Abuja and got an injunction that the State Account be frozen. Our lawyers will get the paid judgment vacated soon”

When asked if it was the Governor that engaged the services of a new consultant to help recover the money, the ever reliable source stated that the firm may have been contracted by the Finance Minister of Chairman of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum.