The embattled Chairman of Ife East Central Local Council Development Area, Modakeke area of Osun State, Honorable Dixon Amola has been alleged by members of the parliament of his LCDA of diverting over N20 million internally generated revenue of the council to his personal account .
This allegation was among others leveled against the leader of the parliamentary arm of the LCDA at the sitting held on Monday in the council secretariat.
It was gathered that seven out of the ten members of the LCDA legislative arm at their sitting spelt out alleged funds siphoned by the embattled chairman.
Allegations leveled against him as read by the parliament are as follows:
“That you Hon. Dixon Amola misappropriated a sum of ten million naira (#10,000,000.00) meant for the burial ceremony of late Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Francis Olatunji Adedoyin at about July, 2018. Up till date, there is no proper record on how the money was spent”
“That with the connivance with former house leader, Hon Reuben Oluposi Sangodele, you diverted a sum of one million naira (#1,000,000.00) meant for the Local Government into your personal purse. This was the money paid by “Mobile Agent” and it is pure gross misconduct and violation of guideline for Local Government Administration”
“That since the inception of Oba Adedoyin Market, the rate generated as internal generated revenue so far, to the tune of twenty million (#20,000,000) has never been paid into the local government but rather your personal account with Wema Bank Plc (0243159433)”
“That you couldn’t account for the sum of hundred and fifty thousand naira (#250,000) allocated, approved and disbursed by this honourable house meant for the establishment of Dental Clinic since 2019”
“That you claimed to have taken a loan of a sum of one million, six hundred thousand naira(#1,600,000) from your friend, Barrister Bisi Oladosu (Ife West LCDA) without the knowledge of approval of this honourable house, which you claim to have used April allocation to offset”
“That you diverted a sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (#250,000)allocated and approved for the purchase of motorcycle for the use of town planning department to another unapproved project. This is purely misappropriation of fund”
“That you forged more than ten minutes of this meeting without any sitting of the parliament or executive council”
“That in the last ten months, you haven’t conveyed any executive meeting of the council but rather operating the local government from your home”
The house, however, said they have exhausted all avenues to ensure the embattled chairman appear before the parliament to defend those allegations but all their efforts was futile as the embattled council boss declined the invitation sent to him.
The local parliament has however passed vote of no confidence on the embattled chairman while their resolutions and allegations shall be sent to the State House of Assembly, Osogbo for further trial in line with the State Local government administration guidelines as amended.
When contacted on phone by BlazeNewz to hear his own side on the allegations, the embattled chairman, Hon. Dixon Amola said he did not receive any statement of allegations on money diversion from any quarter.
According to him “I don’t see any statement and I cannot pass comments on it for now, thank you”.
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