Councillors Accuse LG Chairman of Money Laundering, Petition EFCC, ICPC  



Yakubu Busari,Jos


Gov Lalong of Plateau State


I8 councillors of Kunam Local Government have accused the Chairman of the Management Committee, Hudu Bale of financial mismanagement involving the lavish expenditure of N150 million on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in 2017.

In a petition by the councillors to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, copies of which was made to the House of Assembly Committee on Local Government Affairs, the Deputy Speaker and members representing Dengi and Lantana constituencies, former Deputy Speaker, the aggrieved group also accused “the management committee chairman of refusal to pay them their monthly allowances for the period of three months while placing members of his families, friends and associates on salaries ranging from N20,000.00 to N100,000.00.

They “rejected the lopsided appointment of revenue committee headed by 7- man member drawn from by the   family members and blamed the “management committee chairman for denying the secretary of the council his official car for months and diverting security allowances and running the council as family business.”

“We are therefore duty bound as Councillors and members of the management committee of Kanam LGA to remind him and ring a bell to the necessary agencies and to caution him to run an all inclusive administration “, the statement concluded.

The petitioners are Ali Abdullahi of Gwamlar ward, Halliru Baba of Mun Butbo, Tasiu Dutse of Kyaram, Shuaibu Alhassan of Kanam, Abdulaziz Saleh of Dugub, Musa M.Bature of Kunkyam, Ibrahim Muhd of Dengi, Farisa Garbage of Jarmai, Abdullahi Muhd of Kunkyam, Hashimu Muhd of Jom, Salihu Muhd of Kyansar, Usman Mu’azu of Garga, Sallau A.Maraya of Gyambar, Yaransa R.Titus of Gidgid, Zuberu Maimako of Gagdi, Bala Ismaila  of Lantana, Saidu Yakubu of Namaran and Sakinatu Husaaini of Gar/Bagyar ward.