Former governor of Enugu Sullivan Chime state is to be probed by the state House of Assembly over alleged fraud in the utilisation of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), during his administration.
The House, it was learnt has already set up a seven-man committee which include Ozo Sunday Ude-Okoye, Philip Nnamani, Christian Nwamba, Obinna Okenwa, Nkechi Omeje-Ogbu, Ezenta Ezeani and John Ukuta to look into the matter.
The committee has the mandate of probing the activities of the former chairman, Enugu state board of internal revenue, Mr. Felix Chime and some others following several petitions the House received over allegation of fraud in the state IGR during Chime’s tenure between 2008 and 2015.
The House, it was learnt, took the decision after it allegedly found out there were fraudulent activities in the state’s resources during the last administration.
Hon Obinna Okenwa, representing Enugu South Urban Constituency, is said to have appealed on the floor of the House, on the need to probe the past government, lamenting that the alleged diversion had worsened the economic situation of the state.
It was after a painstaking look at the allegations by the House, it was gathered, that the Speaker, Hon. Uchenna Ubosi, decided to set up the committee, asking them to within 30 days investigate the petitions and bring a feedback report to the House.
By Ebere Ndukwu …