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Delta speaker, Clerk in N392m scandal



ABUJA -The speaker of Delta state house of assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori and the clerk, Mrs. Lyna Ochulor, of the house have been accused of misappropriation of a woopy N392 million naira.

Congress reports that the speaker and the clerk could not account for funds amounting to N392, 473, 867 during audits.

However, the missing money was unearth by a query Capital Vouchers Annexure IV of the 2019 Audit Report of the Delta State Government, signed by the Auditor General of the State, Mr. Paul Aghanenu.

The Audit Report revealed that, the query fell on four projects, ranging from lack of audit certificate to lack of receipt for project executed.

The report of Annexure IV contained that, the House spent N48,950,000 on the purchase of gift items on the 4th of October, 2019 through a Zenith Bank issued check with number 36452. The project number is DTHA/1231/2019.

Again, on the 16th of July, 2019, a Zenith bank Cheque, with serial number 43084, was issued for N303,095,270 for “purchase of official vehicle for Hon. member”. The project number is DTHA/69/19.

The Speaker and clerk also spent 37,591,597 on furnishing of Press Centre on the 28 of November 2019. A Zenith Bank Cheque with number 36467, was issued for the project which has the number DTHA/1256/2019.

Congress recalled that the Speaker and Clerk of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori, and Mrs Lyna Ochulor, were in February, 2021 summoned and interrogated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja.