By George Onah
Port Harcourtâ€”Alarmed by the disbursement and alleged misuse of over one billion naira to the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), by various organisations across the world as well as the federal and Rivers State governments, the organisation has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the past leadership of the group.
MOSOP said it was particularly irked by the poor living conditions of the Ogoni people for which the monies in British Sterling Pounds, US Dollars, Euro and Naira were donated, pointing out that the intended target of the funds had been ignored while monies had gone into independent pockets.
A statement signed by its media director, Mr. Emmanuel Mpeba, dated July 17th and made available to Vanguard in Port Harcourt, disclosed that President of MOSOP, Mr. Goodluck Diigbo has â€œnotified the EFCC of the massive fraudâ€ that had rocked the group in the last couple of years.
â€œFor instance, N42 million donated by the EU for development projects in Ogoniland were expended in Lagos by the past administration, shortly on receipts and the facts are verifiable. Several overseas countries and foreign donors would be involved to determine the extent of the funds misused.
The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has conveyed to the attention of EFCC a stunning discovery of over one billion naira of domestic and overseas public funds, meant for the benefit of Ogoni people, that have not been accounted for by the past leadership of MOSOPâ€.