ICPC Quizzes Ogun Former Lawmaker, Adebiyi Over Constituency Project
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has found the former Ogun State Lawmaker, Hon. Biyi Adeleye for diverting the sum of N20,000,000 meant for Constituency Project Allowance, to his personal purse.
Hon. Adeleye recently resigned as a Special Adviser to Ogun State Governor on Political matters to contest the Remo North State Constituency Primary election.
Our correspondent gathered that the former lawmaker was recently questioned by the ICPC over constituency project allowance which it has been diverted to his personal purse.
Investigation revealed that the former lawmaker due to the petition by the ICPC has quickly rushed to commence some construction of Constituency Projects 4 years after leaving office.
Some of the projects are mainly Deep well projects at various centres across Orile-oko, Isara and Ode-Remo towns.
The invitation for questioning was extended after some members of his constituents petitioned the ICPC to report him for collecting 20 million naira for Constituency Project Allowance while in office many years ago but failed to complete any project whatsoever.
Adeleye who served as a member of Ogun State House of Assembly between 2015-2019 is currently under fire and interrogation by the Independent Corrupt Practice & Other Related Offences Commission ICPC.
Part of the petition reported that “Adeleye was paid annual allowance for Constituency Project twice by former Governor Amosun in 2017 and 2019 consecutively but there is nothing to show for it. However, in his usual fraudulent character, he presented and remitted to the Admins of the Ogun Assembly fake receipts and fake pictures of some privately owned projects to cover up for the laundered funds.”
We are now reliably informed that Adeleye has quickly mobilized some local labourers to start some shabbily projects in the last few days. One of these projects is at All Saint Primary School, Itoku Oloruntedo Orile Oko. However, instead of starting a new deep well project, he is trying to convert the existing Deep Well constructed by the PTA of the school under the Leadership of the Baale of Itoku Oloruntedo, as his own project by just putting Pumping machine and connect it to a Tank. This is very dubious and fraudulent.
Other areas he has commenced this emergency deep well projects are at Isan and Ajana part of Orile Oko, while a fresh one is been started at the Local Government Secretariat, Isara.
The ICPC is hereby put on Notice, and admonished not to sweep this important investigation under the carpet, but should conclude their investigation and proceed to prosecute accordingly and appropriately for the interest of the general public.