As always, the Delta State government who should be handing over in two weeks time has continued with their extravagant lifestyle, but this time, it involves one of the governor’s aides who have seen a quick avenue to milk the state coffers.
The newly completed Delta State Board of Internal Board Revenue (DBIR), located at Effurun, Warri is the cash cow used in committing this fraud.
On Thursday May 14th 2015 was the D-Day when various guests were invited to witness the commissioning with everyone expecting the Governor, Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan who unfortunately could not come but sent his Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, Kenneth Okpara to represent him.
Unknown to the important guests who were sitting at the air conditioned tent provided them for entertainment; they were sitting under a canopy worth N9 million brought allegedly brought for Lagos for the event. This broad daylight looting Secrets Reporters can authoritatively was not up to N4 million, as a source who is into the renting of such in Edo State claims to rent his for N3.5 million, meaning the DBIR Chairman, Joel Thomas-Onowhakpo who is a ‘boy’ to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Comr. Ovuzoro Macaulay has pocketed the rest.
Sources who confirmed an Online News report, Global Reporters affirmed that the commissioning gulped N80 million for God knows what that was done on that day. When asked to name what the N80 million was for, the confidential source stated that some of the guests were put in hotels while consultants who are not needed were supposedly brought in to do nothing apart from using the name to loot the State as farewell package for themselves. Branded souvenirs were also given out to invited persons.
Confidential sources also revealed to this news medium that the prototype building in the State cost the state over N300 million to build, which is alleged to be simply over inflated. Joel is known to oversee one of the most corrupt agencies of the government used in milking money.