The 16 Kwara state local government chairmen invited for questioning by the Ithe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been released.
The chairmen were arrested on Friday over allegations bothering on misappropriation of funds meant for the payment of salaries, pension of local government employees and teachers in the state.
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed the release of the accused persons.
Me Uwujaren said, “All the council chairmen were released after questioning on Friday, November 1, 2019, contrary to reports in mainstream and social media, that they were detained by the commission.
“The commission wishes to state that no council chairman was detained at the Ilorin office.”
The spokeperson added that the commission would continue with invesstigation on the development.
The chairmen arerested include: Risikat Opakunle, Saidu Yaru Musa, Umar Belle, Ayeni Dallas, Fatai Adeniyi Garba, Lah Abdulmumeen and Raliat Funmi Salau.
Others are Aminat Omodara, Muyiwa Oladipo, Oladipo Omole, Abdullahi Abubakar Bata, Saka Eleyele, Lateef Gbadamosi, Oni Adebayo Joseph, Omokanye Joshua Olatunji and Jibril Salihu.