A group, Concerned Edo Citizens, has approached the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to examine asserted debasement executed by the organization of a previous state administration and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, in the development and obtainment of hardware for the Edo Specialist Hospital.
Armed with notices bearing engravings like ‘End Corruption Now’ and ‘End Impunity Now,’ the group in a serene dissent walk to the Benin zonal office of the EFCC on Friday said they chose to remind the counter join organization to test the conditions that prompted the supposed misappropriation of assets running into billions of naira in building the clinic.
Teddy Osagunywenwan, who spoke for the group, said the dissent was in accordance with the ongoing calls to end police brutality, defilement among others.
“We were here a quarter of a year back, and we are here again in type of a dissent to request that the EFCC examine the conditions that prompted the loss of billions of naira in the hospital. They couldn’t prepare the clinic and through that cycle, we have lost a few people in Edo State.
“Prior to now, we were approached to present a request, and we did as such through our legal advisor. Be that as it may, more than a quarter of a year now, we have not been educated about the appeal. That is the reason we chose to come here to remind them to test Oshiomhole so he can reveal to us how he spent the cash on the venture,” he said.
The state Head of Public Affairs of EFCC, Williams Oseghale, who got the dissidents, guaranteed them that the commission would investigate the appeal.
The state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, had introduced a Commission of Inquiry, driven by Justice James Oyomire, to investigate the development of Edo Specialist Hospital and flexibly of hardware.
Following the commission’s discoveries, they arraigned the lead representative’s archetype (Oshiomhole) for the penetrate of the state’s acquisition laws in the honor of 75 percent of the agreement aggregate forthright for the task rather than 25 percent forthright installment upon contract grant for the development of the medical clinic.
The multibillion-naira medical clinic is a 200-bed crisis ward that was built in 2016 and opened for use in 2019.
When reached, a representative to Oshiomhole, Victor Oshioke, said he would make a conventional reaction in the wake of perusing the nonconformists’ interest in the press.
“I can’t respond on the off chance that I don’t see precisely what they said. Possibly you can go to the press. We will react when we read it,” he said.