BRAZEN THIEF: GROUP PETITIONS FORMER COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENT OMARE TO EFCC AND SPIP OVER MULTI-BILLION PROPERTIES

Secret Reporters

A whistle-blowing network known as the Fejiro Oliver Whistleblowing Network (FOWN) has taken the bull by the horn in the fight against corruption in Delta State by writing to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) on what seems to be the continual looting of public funds in Delta State and the boldness with which such persons still parade themselves with most having intentions to contest for political positions.

Notable among these individuals is Mr Frank Omare, the former commissioner for Environment in Delta State who is purported to be richer than five Northern governors and lives beyond his means with many properties scattered all over Delta State.

A copy of the petition obtained by SecretReporters shows that during his tenure as the Commissioner for Environment Hon. Frank dubiously acquired assets worth billions of Naira not limited to boats which he carted away as part of his own share of the National cake from the over five hundred boats purchased by the State Government in 2012, to solve the transportation problem in the Riverine areas of Delta State.

From the petition, it was deduced that in 2012 according to Extracts of Fixed Assets (Mass Transit Boats) from the Directorate of transport Delta State, 5 high powered boats worth over 62 million Naira were carted away by Hon. Frank Omare after the ministry of transport decided to sell the boats to Deltans, a process that was visibly hijacked by top political office holders and private shots in the state.

Hon. Frank Omare; brazenly took five expensive boats for himself, two WaterBus115HP and three Passport1985HP, totalling N62 million without depositing a penny and has not paid for any of them, revealed a source within the Ministry of Transport.

It is also alleged that he owns a multi-billion naira house in his country home of Ogbe-Ijoh which is fully guarded by militants with many community residents alleging that he is a gun runner in the battle between his community and Aladja. In addition to this, he also owns the biggest event centre in the state capital called PAMOS, not too far from the Asaba Bridge and a residential home at New GRA Asaba worth billions of Naira.

Furthermore, the unrepentant looter between 2010 and 2012 was among those who took buses from the Delta State government on loan, with an agreement to pay back. Till date, he has not paid back a dime to the state treasury.

SecretReporters also learnt that he is currently warming up to contest for the House of Assembly presumably in a bid to continue his looting spree.

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