The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has handed over N111,428,891 cash recovered from treasury
looters to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
At the presentation in Ilorin on Friday, the Zonal Head, Isyaku
Sharu, said, “We have 29 convictions and over N500 million recovery of
both assets and cash, part of this recovery is the N111,428,891 cash
recovery for the Kwara state government.
“This recovery is from suspected Kwara state treasury looters. The
suspects alleged to have criminally misappropriated landed properties
of Harmony holdings while other diverted funds meant for micro small
and medium credit scheme."
Speaking further, he stated: "The suspects cut across political office
holders, traditional rulers and top civil servants."
Responding to the gesture, Abdulrazaq said, “We are overwhelmed
because history is being made in Kwara state with the return of our
money recovered by the EFCC especially now that there are many
projects to embark on.
“As we promised to replicate the Nigerian government social investment
programmes, this cash would be used for that programme and we will
make our people realized that the seed money for social investment
programme before we came into power was also recovered.
“The money will go into social investment programme of the state and
also go into most needed programmes. We would let our people know that
it is the money realized by the EFCC we are given them so that they
can pay back when they get the loan. It will help to lift thousands of
people out of poverty.”