Many days for the thief and one day for the owner, This adage simply qualifies the many sins of the secretary of the Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Yakubu Ahmed Ubangari and the consultant to the board, Usman Ahmed Sarki who were accused for of diversion of N1 billion meant for the supply of desk/chairs to junior secondary and primary schools in the state, The delay in the prosecution of the two has continued to generates side talks in the state.
Tongues also has continued to wag on the hand-glove of governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to hand over the gullible government functionaries for diverting a billion naira from the state resource, Insider from NSUBEB who pleaded anonymity confided that the police who are investigating the alleged sharp practices worth N1 billion pointed out that the investigation has been concluded and the police has recommended that the guilty officers be handed over to the anti-graft agency, The Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
“The police has since submitted their investigation over the alleged N982m financial scandal and recommended that the secretary and consultant be handed over to the EFCC,” the source said.
This, according to insider from the board has deterred the board from embarking on new projects or complete the ongoing projects, He added.
As gathered from the source in NSUBEB, having concluded their investigation, the Police have since submitted their investigation to the Governor, whom it was alleged by the source has sat on it without returning it to the Police so that it will be submitted to EFCC .
The police according to an investigation were notified by the state governor after the invitation of the management of NSUBEB by Nasarawa state House of Assembly over an allegation of financial incongruity, The lawmakers confided that a whooping N1bn was siphoned by the secretary, Yakubu Ahmed Ubangari and the consultant to the board,Usman Ahmed Sarki.
The board is heading towards Armageddon following the absence of overhead cost to ministries, boards and parastatals.
When this reporter contacted the state Police Public Relation Officer, ASP. Numan to know it actually the Police has finished their investigation, he declined, comment on the report, instead promised to contact our reporter for more information.
“I still waiting for my oga to give me the clearance to speak to the press on this matter, you the case was during the time of the former commissioner, He added.