The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Kwara Zonal office has discovered 1,000 ghost workers registered into the payroll of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board. 

Isyaku Sharu, the Zonal Head of the Commission made this known on Thursday, June 11, in Ilorin, the State Capital. 

Sharu, while speaking with the press, said the commission has unveiled a lot of fund laundering cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He said the EFCC has recovered over N138 million from looters in the State. 

Speaking further on the achievements of the commission, he said over N374 million looted funds have been handed over to the State Governor, AbdulRaham AbdulRazaq, on two occasions. 

"The zone also uncovered alleged diversion of about N750 million from the Light-Up Kwara Project. Funds for the project, worth about N72 million, were used in purchasing a property in Guzape area of Abuja," he said. 

Sharu said the zone also secured the interim forfeiture of eight residential buildings within Ilorin and Ikoyi, Lagos State, adding that 52 vehicles were also secured. 

He hereby assured the general public that the zone would put in its best to ensure that sanity is restored in the State. 

He added that the zone will not relent in investigating, arresting, and prosecuting corrupt individuals.


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