The interim management Committee of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria has accused some of its members of diverting N10.7 billion of the association’s funds.
In a letter addressed to the Inspector General of Police, dated March 23, 2021, and signed by Hon. Abdullahi Maja, Chairman of the Interim Committee, alleged that the accused persons have continued to diver the funds of ALGON.
According to the letter titled: “RE: Fraudulent Activities In Association of Local Government of Nigeria” ALGON alleged that Hon. Alabi Kolade David, Mrs Binta Adamu Bello, Mrs Evan Enekwe, Chief Chikwe Udensi, Prince Ned Nwoko, Hon. Odunayo Ategbero and Hon. Gambo Tanko Kagara were responsible for thr fraud.
The letter reads in part: “RE: Criminal conspiracy impersonation and diversion of the sum of N5, 240, 516, 186.21 and N5, 500, 000, 000.00 belonging to the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) by Hon. Alabi Kolade David Mrs Binta Adamu Bello Mrs Evan Enekwe Chief Chikwe Udensi Prince Ned Nwoko Hon. Odunayo Ategbero And Hon. Gambo Tanko Kagara.
“Sequel to our earlier letter dated the 16″ day of September 2020 on the above mentioned subject matter, we write you with a deep sense of responsibility and integrity to kindly and expeditiously act in respect of facts and details of fraudulent activities as detailed above.
The letter noted that following an initial similar letter, involved parties were invited for interrogation during which it was discovered that there was a pending law suit before Hon. Judge Babaginda.
It said that all were asked to maintain status quo until the determination of the case by the court.
The ALGON interim committee however alleged that contrary to the agreement, “the purported self acclaimed National President (Hon. Kolade David Alabi) has continued to flaunt the directives of the Nigerian Police Force in engaging fraudulent activities under the disguise of ALGON.
“Attached herewith as Annexure A is a copy of the Invitation letter dated the 11″ February 2021 inviting His Excellency (President Mohammadu Buhari, (GCFR) for a fraudulent General Assembly meeting scheduled to hold on the 24″ March 2021 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre Abuja by 9.00am.
“Kindly be put on notice that these illegal actions of Hon. Kolade David Alabi, (who is not even a local government Chairman anywhere in Nigeria) is capable of causing intolerable pandemonium and mayhem,” it read.
The letter stressed that the initation of President Buhari by an impostor was an embarrassment to the President and his Office.
The grou therefore called on the police to use its office to ensure that peace and order is maintained by stoping the illegal meeting.
“This official intervention is solicited to avoid self-help and possible use of more forceful means to destroy any structure found within the Centre.,” it said.