Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter Saturday urged Governor Ibikunle Amosun of the state to follow due process in the alleged N200m West African Examination (WAEC) scam in the education sector.
In a statement by its State Secretary, Mr. Adebiyi Olusegun, the situation where a civil servant will be detained before investigation is conducted into the matter left much to be desired, saying the allegation should be looked into with a view of getting to the root of the case.
He said “the association therefore demands that the government should follow due process in all matters that affecr the civil servants in Ogun state.”
It would be recalled that state government said to have uncovered N200 million fraud in the payment of West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees for students in its secondary schools.
The state government also disclosed that four officials, two male and two female involved in the fraud are already in the police net while other suspects are being investigated for their roles in the fraud.
Olusegun, therefore, stated that the detained civil servants were not serve query and no investigation panel was not set up on the matter prior to the illegal arrest and detention.
He recalled that “last year August 30th 2012, this administration arrested handed over two civil servants to State Security Service and they were detained for three days over allegation of receiving a bribe of N25m. At the close of investigation it was discovered that the civil servants were not involved in any bribery allegation.”