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Alleged Fraud: Governor Umahi Suspends FADAMA Coordinator

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Alleged Fraud: Governor Umahi Suspends FADAMA Coordinator

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Wednesday July 15, suspended Ebonyi FADAMA III Coordinator, Dr Cletus Nwakpu over allegations of fraud against him.

Umahi announced Nwakpu’s suspension during a virtual State Executive Council meeting in Abakaliki. His suspension came after the state Fiscal Responsibility Commission presented a report which indicted him of financial misappropriation and other acts against the oath of office.

The FRC report partly read;

“That Dr Cletus Nwakpu did not release to the farmers the complete agricultural inputs which they paid for and has failed to refund the payment so made.

“That the sum of ninety-one thousand naira (N91,000) was paid for one unit of rice machine, but was neither supplied nor the amount refunded to the farmers.”

Umahi directed the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kenneth Ugbala to take over the office in acting capacity and also ordered the the Head of Service, Dr Chamberlain Nwele to discipline Nwakpu as a civil servant based on civil service rules.

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