Land business: FCTA staff move against colleague
Staff of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) on Thursday held a peaceful demonstration to press on the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to take punitive action against their colleague, Mr Ambrose Samchi.
The demonstration which started in front of the FCT High Court, Apo ended by the pedestrian entrance to Area 11 office of the FCTA, attracting many passersby.
Samchi who is immediate past president of the FCDA Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society was accused of misappropriating the society’s finances.
He was investigated by the management but no punitive measures have been taken against him, the demonstrators said.
The staff carried banners and placards with writings like: FCDA Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society defrauded by Mr Ambrose Samchi (former president); cooperative estate land of 36 hectares diverted for personal property; moved N20 million from cooperative account in First Generation Homes (FGH) to his personal account in IBTC bank etc.
Samchi who was in Salary Accounts section was investigated and issued a query early this year. Those who spoke demanded quick action against Samchi.
The secretary general of the FCDA Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society, Onoja Yakubu said, “The young man [Samchi] promised to ground the cooperative society to a halt and he has taken the executive to court, that the house be dissolved and accounts frozen.
“The stakeholders said no, that is not possible. They cannot allow their money to be frozen. They need to have access to their resources. That’s why we’re protesting.”
The treasurer, Mrs Elizabeth Omomude said, “I’m angry because management has refused to come up.
“This issue has been on for two years now. The FCTA management is aware of this case.
“It was so massive. It’s not what we should keep quiet. We’ve written more than four times.”
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