Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has ordered the immediate probe of former governor of the state, Lucky Igbinedion over alleged “fraudulent removal of $31 million from the government coffers during his administration,” Global Village Extra reports.
State Commissioner for Information, Louis Odion, told reporters:
“There is the issue of a fraud that was discovered while turning our books. We found that the sum of $31 million was fraudulently taken from state coffers under the administration of Chief Lucky Ogbinedion. The Comrade Governor has directed the Attorney-General to commence legal action in that direction.
So in the coming days, the state government will take legal action to ensure that what was stolen from Edo State Government is recovered. When you convert $31 million to naira, it fetches you a whooping N7 billion. You can imagine what N7 billion will do in improving the human condition in Edo State.”