Following the recent release of names of Eight persons allegedly involved in pension fraud in Imo, the immediate former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has exonerated self while shifting the fraud to Okorocha’s led administration.
Ihedioha who disclosed this in Owerri through the former executive chairman on pension commission, Ahihiele Chime said that pension fraud was in existence in Imo before the entrance of Ihedioha to the government House in 2019 hence the decision of the then government to embark on pension verification exercise.
Ahihiele who admitted that the present administration may be right or wrong in their findings made it clear that Ihedioha’s administration paid pensions to pensioners electronically after submission of their bank details which included BVN numbers to the government.
He however appealed with the state government to go ahead and prosecute those involved in the pension fraud to serve as a deterrent to others.
Uzodinma’s government had over the weekend, published the names of eight persons who according to it receive N330million annually from the Imo pension funds.
Although there are arguments in certain quarters in the state that the published pension fraudsters names are not familiar to Imo people, an act which raises doubts about the discoveries by the state government.