Isoko North Council Workers Mob Personnel Boss, Allege Lodging of Funds in Private Account

Mr. Bernard Chigwe,
By SaharaReporters, New York

Pandemonium broke out this morning when angry council workers of the Isoko North local government area of Delta State mobbed the Head of Personnel Management (HPM), Mr. Bernard Chigwe, for allegedly lodging the monthly allocation to the council into his private bank account.

In a previous SaharaReporters account on August 30, sources at the council alleged that Mr. Chigwe was in the habit of funneling part of its monthly allocations back to the Secretary to the Stage Government (SSG), Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay.

Today’s uproar lasted several hours, our correspondent gathered, and disrupted official activity, leaving scared workers and some individuals who had visited the council for other purposes scampering for safety.
It was reliably gathered that the embattled HPM had informed the workers that the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, only released half of the allocation for the payment of staff salaries.  For that purpose, he told them, their salaries might be deferred pending when the full allocation was released.
Trouble was said to have started when the Treasurer to the Local Government and other account staff revealed that the HPM had lied, saying that the allocation already released was enough to pay salaries and accomplish other things, but that the HPM had lodged the money in a private bank account.

Said a source at the council: “The governor released half allocation last week which made it impossible for us to receive our last month’s salaries. It was only early this week that Governor Uduaghan released some funds to be joined so that we can have our August salaries but the HPM is deceiving us that the allocation won’t be enough for our salaries not knowing that he has stocked the allocation into a private bank account. We only discovered through some of his close pals in the council that he has been perpetrating this illegality for quite some time now before nemesis caught up with him today.”

It was learnt that on learning of this, some aggrieved workers marched straight to the HPM’s office where he was mobbed before some of the staff whisked him away on a commercial motorcycle.

Council sources who witnessed the drama told our correspondent that it took the intervention of some of the council staff to prevent the HPM’s official vehicle from being set ablaze by the angry workers after his escape.

It was also gathered that before the bubble burst, the embattled Chigwe had concluded plans to obtain about N20 million in loans from a new generation bank even when he had lodged the council’s allocation in a private account.

The angry workers called for the immediate transfer of Mr. Chigwe whom they described as enemy of progress in the council, warning him to desist from every illegality being perpetrated in the council.

As of the time of this report, the HPM of Isoko South council, Mr. Lucky Edoh, was said to have intervened, but unsuccessfully, in the conflict.

Efforts to reach Mr. Chigwe by phone or SMS today were unsuccessful, but one of his close colleagues in the office who pleaded for anonymity confirmed the incident at the council secretariat, describing the situation as “unfortunate”.

It would be recalled that in our previous story, council sources alleged that once workers’ salaries have been accounted for from the monthly allocation, Mr. Chigwe would remit whatever was left to Mr. Macaulay, who hails from the area.
 

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LIES

You People should stop saying what you dont know and what you don't have ideas about. The Killers have confessed, and they where in no way connnected with the Local Government or mismanagement of funds. He was an Honorable man. Those who knew Him can Attest to that fact. There is no HPM better than him in the whole of Delta State. This is a big loss to delta state. I remember 2 months before his death, he was awarded by the governor over him resolving the dispute of Orenigbe and Obiaruku Boundary. He is indeed a big loss to those in Delta State Local government civil service. GO AND FIND OUT

You People Report Trash

You People should stop saying what you dont know and what you don't have ideas about. The Killers (Fulani/Hausa) have confessed and are in custody of the police, and they were in no way connnected with the Local Government or mismanagement of funds. He was an Honorable man. Those who knew Him can Attest to that fact. There is no HPM better than him in the whole of Delta State (FACT). This is a big loss to delta state.I Remember 2 months before his death, he was awarded by the governor over him resolving the dispute of Orenigbe and Obiaruku Boundary. He should be commended rather than the trash you people reported cause you want people to read

DELTA SSG MR MACAULEY HAS BEEN A THIEF FROM TIME.

MR MACAULAY IS A KNOWN THIEF IN DELTA STATE. THIS IS THE WAY OTHER LGA'S ARE REMITING MONEY EVERY MONTH FROM THEIR ALLOCATION TO OTHER BIG THIEVES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE LGA'S. GOD WILL PUNISH ALL OF THEM ONE BY ONE. THEY WILL CONTRACT HIV/AIDS ONE BY ONE. ANIMALS

Everywhere is hot, get prepared

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@Sanusi A. Yar'adua

Don't forget it was the same you northerners (Buhari, IBB, Abdulsalam) that came out jointly to give Abacha a clean bill... saying Abacha was not Corrupt eve after stealing billions. . .

Before you start painting a false picture of Niger Deltans, please remember a few names like IBB, ABDUSALAM, ATIKU, BUBA MALWA, OSENI, DAVID MARK...

[strong]Yet these renowned corrupt fellows hold the bar in the north... they act as north statemen and spokemen [/strong]

i'm not a supporter of james ibori but ibb's stolen loot beats his

@Sanusi A. Yar'adua: YOU ARE A FULL BLOWN LIAR!

Sanusi A. Yar'Adua, you are always economical witht the truth. Walk through the whole of Niger Delta, more than 90% of us do not support Jonathan for his poor handling of our Nationalissue and bad judgements.

He is very imcompetent. GEJ shortcomings are glaring to the point a blindman sense it. Like during the time of OBJ, he was most hated and riled by the YORUBAS.

Please express the views and sentiments of the SS ppl... stop twisting facts to satisfy your ethnic agenda

they have never been trust worthy before

they have never been working for the intrest of the populace rather their major aim is to fill their pocket put every body into penury recruit armed robbers in various position stealing for them,driving inteligent once out of community so that nobody opposes them.build stupid houses that they can't stay buy luxurious car,jeeps that they can't sleep thinking that that's the end of life we are watching and let them know that if a youth does not die he must become an adult.

Its happening again, another scandal??

Another blackberry sex scandal in Nigeria. Find out full story at your favourite spot: www.bunafied.blogspot.com

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resemblance...

with a cap to fit, the guy becomes the identical twin of his country's president

TRUE PICTURE OF NIGER DELTANS!

During many regimes in the past these people used to criticise and curse the people in power for what they said was bad. But now the same critics are giving Jonathan and his connivers sanctuary on ethnic and religious ground. So what of if it is someone next time doing what he and these people are doing now?

BIAS REPORTING BY SR

SR, your biased reporting on issues affecting Islam and muslims will be your downfall. You conveniently leave out counter comments in support of Islam, but readily publish hate and evil against Islam.

BIAS REPORTING BY SR

SR, your biased reporting on issues affecting Islam and muslims will be your downfall. You conveniently leave out counter comments in support of Islam, but readily publish hate and evil against Islam.

isoko north allocation

people should be careful with what they say about others in the public, what concern the ssg wit council allocation ? isoko north is not the only local government in Delta state that could not pay staff salaries as a result of short fall in allocation.if you know what the office of the ssg entails,and it work schedules you will realise that the ssg dont have the time to go and look at council allocation,this is a man that is working 24/7 in making sure that our state move forward all he get as thank you is cheap blackmail.

Abati's Brother

Is this thief related to Reuben Abati? He looked pottymouth like him.

LIKE GOODLUCKS LIKE THEIR PEOPLE!

I enjoy reading a report compiled by UN in 2010 about the people of Niger Delta. Do you have a copy?

EFCC where are u

EFCC where r u? Is this case not worth investigating. D other day d same HPM was accused by d council workers of transferring d LG fund into d SSG's account. He denied d allegation flatly. D SSG is definitely fronting 4 d governor of d state. And all these monies r meant 2 cover d loopholes of d incancerated ex-governor.

Its amazing that d present governor of Delta State with all d seemingly glaring cases of fraud, is listed among d awardees of d national honour. What a shame!

Nemesis cometh!

when nemesis is coming it does not forewarn its victims. Did Shakespeare not say that the evil that men do...? Comeuppance brother Chigwe!!!

Which man need thorough examination?

I think the man who writes under the pyseudonymn, Com Mamie that needs thorogh examination.What qualifies Maucauley to be in govt since 1999? Commissioner and now SSG. His level of commitment to CORRUPTION,BALLOT STUFFING, CULTISM AND OTHER VICES.So, he is a ready tool in the hands of evil men (Ibori and now Uduaghan)Check out his record.He may end in jail lie his master, Odidigborigbo of Oghara kingdom.

Systemic failure

With all the education most of us poses, is it not time for us all to fight for a just and transparent system? How could a Councillor have the power to lodge funds meant for salary and constituency duties into a private bank account? What system does the state have to detect those who lodge public funds into private accounts? We chase shadows while those holding position of authority steal us blind!

LOOK CLOSELY

I constantly watches this stage show call Nigeria with sadness and amusement. The angry workers said the thief should be transferred. Transferred?? Why not be arrested and fired. Have we sunk to the level that we simply kick the ball to the other end of the field? Let him become somebody's else problem? I will say it again the day individuals are made to account for their actions that is the day Nigeria will start working. In Nigeria, the ills in the general population are the reflections of the type of leaders in charge of our affairs. Delta state, with so much pontential and so little to show for it. Some might say he is just one person in the state, but look closely you will see a pattern.

These local councils are full

These local councils are full of fraudulent acts.

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The man need to thoroughly

The man need to thoroughly examine because the SSG I know can not connive with such an element

No Oppression

Do not muzzle the ox that thresh the grain. A laborer is worthy of his wages.

Why didn't they break one of his leg before he escaped? Thief

Pocketing people's hard earn salaries.nigerians shld start attacking these rogues and stop being mugun's.

Deri what will you say!

Oga Secession! You no see the fate that awaits the Republic of SS/SE.

Don't mess with Isoko people

Don't mess with Isoko people he should thank his stars they did not use their cutlass

More Revolt

I support the workers because this criminality is getting unbecoming of both public and civil servants in Nigeria. What kind of a country is this? every day people complain yet they don't want to change. I think its time to unleash anger on them. And by the way, why is their no LGA Chairman in that council? can you see how the corruption is wild spreading? I pray they also get whole of the SSG. Nigerians must wake up and stop this nonsense by force

Barayin banza

Barayin banza

For how Long!

In this era of ICT, for how long will political office holders hide the truth from the people? The earlier they turn a new leaf, the better!

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