Ondo state House of Assembly has received an audit revealing that a total of 88 ‘ghosts workers’ received the sum of N48,210,000 as car loan from the State government in 2018, the 2019 audit report.
Total News24 gathered that the audit also showed that N4.3bn was stashed in a Zenith bank account for over 10 years and some beneficiaries in the state got double car loan while 86 workers in both the civil and teaching service collected loans above the legal range they can get.
Part of the audit report stated that the sum of N9, 750,000 was fraudulently disbursed to16 non-public officers between October and December 2018.
The report said further investigation showed that a total sum of N38, 460,000 was given to 66 persons whose names could not be found in the State Salary payment register and who were consequently deemed to be non-government employees.
It said findings showed that Director, Treasury Service, Mr. Akinsanmi T. R and Mr. Jegede E.D Head Car Loan Unit were responsible for the signing of the bank confirmation schedules for cheques issued in respect of the disbursement.