:: Cover Story... Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Many Left Stranded As Woman Bolted With Funds During EFCC Anti Corruption Programme
There was drama at the Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, after a woman absconded with the money meant for some women who attended a programme organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

About 20 women got stranded as a result of the development.

Wives of state governors in the south-west zone collaborated with the EFCC on project.

“Can you imagine that we are here to fight against corruption, but somebody went away with our money,” one woman told NAN.

“As soon as the woman collected the money, she left without giving us our shares.

“Someone has called the woman, but she refused to pick her calls.”

The woman explained each of them was supposed to be given N1, 000, revealing that some of them had no money to go home.

According to NAN, the stranded women got hungry and decided to open the food packs they had planned to take home.

The programme ended at around 1:30pm, but two hours later, the women were still waiting for someone to bring their share of the money.

Many women drawn from politics, business and religious organisations among others attended the inauguration.

Famous Cole, deputy police public relations officer, Lagos state police command, said he had not received a report on the incident.

Cole said the women ought to have reported the incident to the nearest police station.


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