The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) quizzed four current Local Government (LG) Caretaker Chairmen in Oyo State on Thursday, over allegedly embezzling public funds.
According to Nigerian Tribune, all the council bosses are from local governments within Ibadan metropolis.
It was further gathered that they arrived the commission headquaters in Abuja at about 10:30 am and were not released until 4:30 pm.
The chairmen, who were visibly angry when coming out from the commission’s headquarters told newsmen that they could not entertain any discussion at the moment.
Findings further revealed that they were all invited for alleged misappropriation of public funds of their various local government councils.
Nigeria Tribune had earlier contacted one of them on phone, especially the Chairman of Ibadan South-West, Mr Kehinde Akande (at 10:07 am), and he said they were in Abuja and were heading to ICPC office.
When contacted the Information Officer of Ibadan South-West Local Government, Mr Gbadebo Adejare, on phone thereafter, confirmed that the chairman was in Abuja but declined further comments, saying: “He (chairman) is in the best position to tell you while in Abuja.”
When contacted on phone, however, the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, said that: “You have the story already. And I am driving now, please. I am on the road. I am driving, please.”