Following the public declaration of his assets, the Code of Conduct Bureau is set to investigate and verify how Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State acquired his over N48billion wealth.
Naija Buzz News can authoritatively report that Mr. Moses Atolagbe, the CCB Director in Oyo State, is waiting for directive from Abuja to verify Makinde’s assets.
The governor who was never into politics is believed to have acquired his wealth through hard work in his businesses.
Many believes that the CCB only has the right to investigate Makinde’s assets after he leaves office as governor to verify what he acquired after holding public office and not what he has as a successful businessman.
But, there’s nothing wrong in verifying if his assets and worth is actually accurate as he declared.
We reported what you need to know about Governor Makinde’s over N50billion assets (his properties, his cash at hand and companies).
The Oyo CCB Director while speaking to Naija Buzz News and other journalists on Wednesday noted that they will carry on with the verification of Makinde’s asset as soon as they receive directive from Abuja.
He also revealed that assets of past officials of the state in the last administration would also be verified.
“We have a few people that have not complied with the position of the law.
“They are very few in number; some of them are out of the country and others are based on health ground.
“They have got in touch with the bureau and one of them showed up on Monday.
“We will just give them a little ample opportunity; when they don’t comply, they would be prosecuted.
“We have done that before, a former commissioner in Oyo State in time past had been prosecuted for failure to comply,” the CCB Director said.
Jonathan Dennis is an Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He oversees the production and publication of stories on NaijaBuzz.News and on Naija Buzz News TV. The former banker left his banking job to join Naija Buzz News in 2019. He was briefly the head of the “Wetin Dey Happen” news team. Jonathan is a proud ‘Akwa-Ibomite’ from Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria.