Osh­iom­hole tack­les ex-com­mis­sioner over al­leged N14b fraud

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Edo State gover­nor, Adams Osh­iom­hole, has de­scribed the al­le­ga­tion by a for­mer com­mis­sioner of trans­port in his ad­min­is­tra­tion, Oro­bosa Omo-Ojo, ac­cus­ing him of N14 bil­lion ICT fraud, as un­true.

The ex-com­mis­sioner had al­leged in his book that Osh­iom­hole ex­pended N14 bil­lion on the Edo State web­site.

A state­ment signed by the state com­mis­sioner of In­for­ma­tion, Kas­sim Afeg­bua, said Oro­bosa assem­bled tis­sues of lies in his book to feed mem­bers of the un­sus­pect­ing pub­lic.

“The book is not only a prod­uct of poor schol­ar­ship with bad syn­tax, it is dom­i­nated with tau­tol­ogy, half-truths, out­right lies and fic­tions, aimed at ful­fill­ing the agenda of his pay­mas­ters.

“That it took the ex­com­mis­sioner time to be dis­missed from of­fice be­fore writ­ing this book tells so much about his dou­ble stan­dard,” he said.

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