Police reportedly detain ASCSN officials over alleged N10b fraud!
Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, the Secretary General of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, is purportedly being held by the Lagos State Police Command (ASCSN).
ENTSTUFF learned that Lawal was detained by the police following alleged major fraud in the workers’ union.
According to information obtained by our journalist, Alagbon Force CID is actively looking into the labor leader.
According to sources, Lawal was detained together with the union’s chief accountant, Comrade Fatai Akorede, and deputy secretary general Josua Apebo.
According to information obtained by our correspondent, the police are looking into the trio for allegedly defrauding the union secretariat of over 10 billion naira and falsifying paperwork.
Comrade Andrew Emelieze, a former chairman of the ASCSN in Oyo State, confirmed the arrest to ENTSTUFF on Friday.
According to Emelieze, other union officials have been implicated in the fraud.
Many more senior union officials are being sought after in order to be apprehended for additional investigations, he claimed.
All those arrested have been jailed pending additional inquiries as of today’s arrest.
However, attempts to reach Benjamin Hundeyin, the public relations officer for the Lagos State Police Command, proved fruitless because neither of his phone calls nor a message left for him on Friday had been returned as of the time of reporting this article.
According to ENTSTUFF, the union has been involved in a number of crises over the past few months.
The EFCC and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) had started an investigation into some union officials, according to our reporter.
Additionally, our source learned that the EFCC had invited some union officials in connection with an alleged financial scam.
Additionally, it was learned that the EFCC had taken international passports belonging to several Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria executives (ASCSN). According to information obtained by our correspondent, the EFCC seized the passports because the officers were accused of financial fraud.