The sixteen Kwara state council chairmen invited for questioning by the Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have been released.
The LG chairmen were arrested on Friday, over allegations bothering on misappropriation of funds meant for the payment of salaries, pension of local government employees and teachers in the state.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, in a statement on Saturday, confirmed the release of the accused persons.
“All the council chairmen were released after questioning on Friday, November 1, 2019, contrary to reports in mainstream and social media, that they were detained by the commission,” Uwujaren said.
“The commission wishes to state that no council chairman was detained at the Ilorin office.”
He said the LG chairmen have also volunteered statements to the commission.
However, the EFCC noted that the investigation would still continue.
The local government chairmen listed include Risikat Opakunle, Saidu Yaru Musa, Umar Belle, Ayeni Dallas, Fatai Adeniyi Garba, Lah Abdulmumeen and Raliat Funmi Salau.
Others are Aminat Omodara, Muyiwa Oladipo, Oladipo Omole, Abdullahi Abubakar Bata, Saka Eleyele, Lateef Gbadamosi, Oni Adebayo Joseph, Omokanye Joshua Olatunji and Jibril Salihu