THE Oyo State Anti-corruption Agency (OYACA), on Tuesday said the agency has received and investigated 133 corruption cases since it was established in 2020.
In a statement, the Chairman of the agency, Justice Eni Esan (Rtd), noted that the agency had achieved a lot in the discharge of its duties to fight corruption and curb corrupt practices in the state, saying the 133 corruption cases were thoroughly investigated and some had been forwarded to the Attorney General of the state for prosecution, while some were awaiting disciplinary action.
Eni Esan, in the statement, further pointed out that large sums of money had been recovered from corrupt contractors that were engaged by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), who failed to perform the contracts as expected.
According to the statement, “The agency also investigated some government officials on allegation of diversion of funds into personal accounts and such officers are standing trial in court.
“OYACA has also assisted individuals to recover some amount of money from fraudulent persons who are civil servants and the money has since been handed over to the petitioners.
She disclosed that the agency, in its duties to sensitise the general public, had taken its advocacy campaign programmes on the dangers posed by corruption to the development of the state to local government areas among other places.
“Many sensitization and advocacy campaign programmes have been conducted for different groups of people, which include Chairmen, officers and people of local government areas in the State, the traditional rulers, the civil servants and officers of the judiciary, staffs and students of State-owned tertiary institutions and members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), during their camp activities,” Eni Esan explained.