Pastor Accuses Akwa Ibom Commissioner For Embezzling N200m Christmas Funds
By Wisdom Peter,
Report reaching Brainnewsradio has it that, One Pastor known as Mr. Nsikanabasi Ese, who is founder and leading Pastor of Kairos Rhema Embassy in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state accused the Commissioner of Works in Akwa Ibom state, Mr Ephraim Inyang of embezzling N200 million meant for Akwa Ibom civil servants during Christmas.
Pastor Ese is reported to have dropped the message on Saturday in a WhatsApp group with 254 members, named ‘TELL NAIJA.COM.NG‘ which is occupied by some big Politicians in the state, such as; The Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Udoh, and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Akan Okon, The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Paul Ekpo, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the State, Comrade Ini Ememobong, and the Senator representing Uyo Senatorial District, Obong Bassey Albert, as well as several other journalists in the state, including The Commissioner of Works himself.
Pastor Ese in the post, said, “Based on my investigation, I’ve been reliably told that the state Government gives out a Christmas bonus of almost 200 Million Naira for ministry of work to be shared amongst the 600 employees and for the past 3 years, this money has not been shared to the workers.”
“Mr Ephraim Inyang, are you going to share this money with your 600 employees this year?” the pastor asked.
He is also reported to have accused the Commissioner also for ‘arrogantly’ driving around in a convoy that even his boss, Governor Udom Emmanuel, cannot afford.
“Inside Mr. Ephraim Inyang’s convoy of 65 cars are: 36 Mobile Police Officers, 15 DSS Officers, 2 Brand
New Bulletproof Toyota Landcruiser, 1 Brand New Bulletproof Lexus LX570, 1 2018 Mercedes Benz S550,
6 Brand New Toyota Prado, 8 Brand New Toyota Hilux, including the 3 Brand New Hilux that we meant for project supervision, 6 Brand New Buses for Supervisors and for the Bloggers and Aides, and Many other Vehicles,” he said.
“Why is it so difficult for this Commissioner to pay compensations to affected properties marked for demolition?
“Are we aware that the arrogant behaviors of this Commissioner has caused the present Government a fortune?
“Does this Commissioner have the political capacity to deliver his Governor (his party) come 2019?” the pastor said.
The Commissioner, according to the report is yet to react to the allegations.