The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested the Executive Director of Kwara State Harmony Holdings, Adebayo Sanni over his roles in fraudulent sale of some landed properties belonging to the Kwara State Government.
Sanni was also accused of converting some landed property belonging to the State for his personal use.
The said properties are located in Harmony Reserved Area of Ilorin, the State Capital and Galadima area of Abuja.
Those who benefited from the controversial land include, A close friend of the Immediate past Governor, Retired Navy Commandore J.A Taiwo, A Political Leader in the State, Ishola Balogun-Fulani among others.
Other beneficiaries who are still under the investigations of the EFCC are Alhaji Isiaka Oniwa, Alhaji Jimoh Oniwa, Mrs Olapeju Fausat Ogunlade and many more.
It was alleged that the Executive Director (Sanni) and the Retired Navy Commandore (Taiwo) who were said to be Classmates of the immediate past Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ahmed converted some Kwara State Government property located in Ilorin and Abuja to their personal use.
The Commission discovered that the taking over of the properties belonging to the State of Harmony were converted and allocated to highly placed individuals, selected businessmen and Women and Political Associates whom were closed to the then Government without following the due process.
The Retired Navy General was allocated three plots in Harmony Reserved Area Estates in Ilorin and five plots in Galadima area of Abuja without paying a dime to the Government.
The Kwara State Executive Director was said to have allocated five plots in Ilorin and Abuja to himself without following the due process.
It was also gathered that some of the beneficiaries who were grilled for several hours by the operatives of the Commission have started paying their monies while others promised to pay before the end of this Week.
The operatives of the anti graft body had gathered intelligence reports that some of the properties (both Movable and Immovable) belonging to the Kwara State Government were diverted and shared by highly placed individuals between 2013 and now which led to the arrest of the suspects.
As at the time of this report, the Kwara State Government Official is still being grilled by the EFCC operatives.