Governor Umahi Suspends Ebonyi FADAMA Coordinator Over Alleged Fraud

Governor Umahi Suspends Ebonyi FADAMA Coordinator Over Alleged Fraud

Governor David Umahi has on Wednesday suspended Ebonyi FADAMAIII Coordinator, Dr Cletus Nwakpu over alleged financial crime.

The Ebonyi state's Governor announced Nwakpu's suspension during a virtual State Executive Council meeting in Abakaliki.

His suspension came after the state Fiscal Responsibility Commission presented a report which indicted him of financial misappropriation and other acts against the oath of office.

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The FRC report partly read;

“That Dr Cletus Nwakpu did not release to the farmers the complete agricultural inputs which they paid for and has failed to refund the payment so made.

“That the sum of ninety-one thousand naira (N91,000) was paid for one unit of rice machine, but was neither supplied nor the amount refunded to the farmers.”

Umahi directed the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala to take over the office in acting capacity and also ordered the the Head of Service, Dr Chamberlain Nwele to discipline Nwakpu as a civil servant based on civil service rules.

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