Another Senator Caught With N117M Items Meant For Constituency Project
By Alvan Chinaka 14 days ago
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has uncovered items worth more than N117m, which were meant for constituency projects, at a property belonging to the senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State, Sen. Utazi Godfrey Chukwuka (PDP)
ICPC’s spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, noted in a statement that the items were stashed away in the premises located at Mkpologu town of the Uzo-Nwani Local Government Area, allegedly owned by the senator.
The statement said, “In its continuing effort at ensuring the satisfactory execution and completion of all constituency projects across the country through the Constituency Projects Tracking Group initiative, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission has again recovered items worth N117,123,375.44m from the senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State.
“The items covered by this amount and recovered from the legislator are 168 and 51 numbers of motorcycles and tricycles respectivelyRelated: Nnamdi Kanu's Sunday Broadcast Shakes The South East, N1m Bounty Placed On Schedule Of Igbo Governors And Leaders Travelling Abroad [Video] . They were discovered to be stashed away in a compound in Mkpologu town of the Uzo-Nwani Local Government Area, believed to be owned by the senator. ICPC findings indicated clearly that the contract for the procurement of the items was awarded on January 23, 2018, under the Sustainable Development Goals as part of the senator’s constituency projects.
“Investigations have also shown that the companies awarded the contracts for the project are Al-Amir Int. Ltd, Du-Lumac Ltd, Com Technologies System Ltd and Chumax Agency Ltd.”
ICPC added, “Additionally, ICPC recovered 203 grinding machines, 60 motorcycles and five transformers in the compound which had been procured under another constituency project. Thereupon the commission impounded all the items and sealed the senator’s compound.
“The tricycles, motorcycles and grinding machines were meant to be distributed to the lawmaker’s constituents to empower them as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to alleviate poverty. The senator has pledged to ICPC that the items would be distributed to beneficiaries on Tuesday August 6, 2019.”