Monday, 1 August 2016

Exposed: Delta NYSC Coordinator In N80 Million Scandal

If the news making the round is anything to go by, anti-graft agencies would soon grill the Delta State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Mrs. Etukudo Olive and other officials of the Corp who are alleged to be involved in several financial recklessness, sexual harassment on female Corp members and financial extortion running into millions of naira.
Investigations revealed that the N20 million subvention made available by the state government for the smooth running of the organization was allegedly diverted by the state coordinator and her cronies.
Our checks disclosed that Corp members’ allowances for Batches A and B who have successfully completed the one year mandatory National Youth Service Course without payment estimated to the tune of N20 million was allegedly distributed by Mrs. Olive among her cohorts.

It was gathered that the beneficiaries of the booty bought expensive Jeeps.
Also, the Delta State NYSC Coordinator has been alleged to have swindled N40 million released by the federal government, another subvention and was allegedly paid into Olive’s brother’s account, a Catholic Priest in Akwa-Ibom State.
It was learnt that the Church then diverted the said money into the Church account when Mrs. Olive’s brother died, making it impossible for her to claim ownership of the diverted loot.
Our sources who spoke in confidence said Mrs. Olive is currently dying in silence and regretting her action over the payment of the N40 million she made into her late brother’s account.
Those allegedly been used by Mrs. Olive to perpetrate the fraudulent activities include: Mr. Okpemi Emmanuel in Mobilization and Posting Department, Esther Arurusele in charge of Oshimili South Local Government Council, Mrs. Ndidi Nwoke, a level 10 officer in charge of Food Store.
Others are: Mrs. Chukwusa, a level 13 officer in charge of Kitchen, Mr. Okonji, a level 15 officer, Mr. Timi Jones, a level 9 officer, Blessing Oboma, a level 7 officer, former accountant, Mrs. Agboola and Ifeoma, a level 12 officer, all in the account section of the agency.
It was reliably learnt that the reason (s) the state Coordinator is in serious business of diverting funds meant for the NYSC was due to her retirement from service August this year (2016).
According to sources, some of the workers who are not comfortable with the looting of the NYSC treasury by Mrs. Olive have started preparing petitions to be forwarded to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and other related Offences (ICPC), the Department of Security Service (DSS), Inspector General of Police (IGP), the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari and the state governor Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa for investigation of Mrs. Olive and her associates in crime.
Meanwhile, officials of the Corp have been allegedly accused of illegal extortion of money from Corp members before been posted to their Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).
It was alleged that before any Corp member was posted to his/her PPA, the sum of N10, 000 would be extorted from each of them.
It was also learnt that the inability of the Corp member to make provision of the N10, 000, some of them were posted to remote areas.
Sources further revealed that most of the officials of NYSC lured some of the female Corp members into having sex with them before been posted to the areas of their choice.
Impeccable sources said following the diversion of funds by the state coordinator and her accomplice in crime, Corp members doing their orientation in the state are presently faced with the challenge of malnutrition and irregular power supply in the camp ground.
As a result of the ugly development in the NYSC camp ground located at Issele-Uku, youth Corp members are confronted with difficult situation, leading to miserable life styles.
Reacting to the allegations, the NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Olive said it was untrue, “but if any official of the NYSC is collecting N10, 000 from the Corp members, that may be from those who want to be posted to a particular area of their choice.
She added that she has earlier warned Corp members not to influence any officer of the NYSC with money.

On the subventions, she maintained that no money was released to her, saying that she had made various applications to the government for the release of funds to no avail.

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