A Director of Administration in Ijero Local Government Council, in Ekiti State, Mr. Olusola Rotimi is being interrogated at the State Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), following his arrest on Saturday at the council headquarters, where he was caught trying to cart away files and vital documents, after tampering with others.
The top council official, who allegedly sneaked into the council office in Ijero-Ekiti during the period of the monthly environmental sanitation programme, was apprehended while about leaving the office with the files and vital documents.
This was disclosed in a release, issued Sunday, by Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
According to the release, when accosted by the security men attached to the office to disclose what he had in his bag, the council official said they were his personal belongings. But the security men insisted on searching the bags and discovered that files and other vital documents were concealed in clothes neatly tucked inside the bag.
The matter was reported at the Divisional Police Office (DPO) in Ijero, where Rotimi was later detained before the case was transferred to the CIB headquarters in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.
Oyebode said the state government was aware of some clandestine moves by some individuals to undermine ongoing investigations by the State House of Assembly into the activities of the local government administration in the state.
The government, through the release, warned civil servants in the state not to get involved in any act that could compromise or frustrate the investigations or sabotage efforts of the state government to sanitise the system.
“The current administration has zero tolerance for fraudulent activities and would ensure that offenders face the full weight of the law,” Oyebode said.
“Already, the state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has directed that security be scaled up around public institutions in the state with a view to checkmating similar occurrence.
“The administration is committed to the restoration of the Ekiti core values of integrity, hard work, honesty and excellence.”