The rot in Delta State Government House has finally reached the security department as first hand information at Secret Reporters disposal revealed that the Chief Security Officer to the Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa who also doubles as the CSO to Government House, Mr Lawrence Ogoegbulem has been siphoning millions meant for Police Officers across the state.
We gathered authoritatively that Okowa funnels Delta State money every month to various police commands across the state, which includes the Police Commissioner, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers of various police posts across the twenty five local government areas as his contribution to maintenance of peace and order. Secret Reporters is yet to ascertain where Okowa pulls the money from to play around, even as the Federal Government adequately provides for the Police across the federation.
This money according to very competent sources is channeled through the CSO. The regular DPOs gets One Hundred Thousand Naira monthly, which commanders gets Two Hundred Thousand Naira monthly. How the money is finally disbursed is never known to the governor, stated one of our sources.
Rather than give the whole money, Lawrence who ranks as a Superintendent of Police (SP) embezzles funds meant for even his seniors which includes Chief Superintendent of Police officers and dares them to go to hell. “Some CSPs have not gotten their money till date as the CSO has already credited it to his account. We may have to get his accounts investigated”, an angry police officer told this medium. He is retiring this year November.
All attempt to get across to the CSO were unsuccessful as his phone line was switched off, but was yet to respond to our SMS before we went to press.