Four serving caretaker Local Government Chairmen in Oyo State were, on Thursday, grilled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for six hours in Abuja over alleged embezzlement of public funds.
Sources close to the council told Daily Trust in Ibadan on Thursday that all the council bosses are from local governments within Ibadan metropolis.
It was further gathered that they arrived the commission at about 10:30 am and were not released until 4:30 pm.
The ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua who confirmed the development, said: “You have the story already. And I am driving now, please. I am on the road. I am driving, please. Please.”
Findings further revealed that they were all invited for alleged misappropriation of public funds of their various local government councils.
Our correspondent reports that one of them, the Chairman of Ibadan South-West, Mr. Kehinde Akande told our correspondent that he and some of his colleagues were in Abuja and were heading to ICPC office.
The Information Officer of Ibadan South-West Local Government, Mr. Gbadebo Adejare, told reporters in Ibadan that the chairman was in Abuja but declined further comments, saying: “He (chairman) is in best position to tell you while in Abuja.”
The chairman, Mr. Akande later sent a text, asking: “Who gave you my number. I don’t know what you are talking about.”