Sunday, 11 June 2017


The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered an internal investigation into the allegation that  the men and officers of the Kwara State Sector Command were given N20m bribe to manipulate the 2015 general election.

The EFCC had on Thursday tendered a document before the Federal High Court, Lagos in which it said that the Resident Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Kwara State at the time also received N1m cash.

The money was said to be part of the N115bn allegedly distributed on the orders of a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The document stated that while the Commissioner of Police in Kwara State at the time received N10m cash, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations got N2m cash.

Similarly, both the assistant commissioners of police in charge of operations and administration in Kwara State, according to the document, received N1m cash each.

The document also showed that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara State for the 2015 general elections was also given cash of N10m, while the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Administrative Secretary in Kwara State at the time received N5m cash.

The INEC Head of Department, Operations and “his boys” were given N5m, while “other officers” received and shared N2m among themselves.

Also listed as beneficiaries of the Diezani bribe in Kwara State were OC Mopol and “his men”, who got N7m; 21c Mopol and men in the state, who got N10m; the Director of the DSS and his men, who got N2.5m.

But the FRSC Education Officer, Corps Commander Bisi Kazeem, said on Saturday that the agency was aware of the allegation against its personnel and that the Corps Marshal had already ordered an investigation into it.

“’The Corps Marshal has ordered an internal investigation into the allegation against our men.
That is what I can say for now,” he said on the phone.

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