A former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Haladu Hananiya, is in hot water, over the alleged N150,000 purchase of a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser jeep worth N13 million.
Hananiya is accused of using his position as former Chairman, Governing Council of the Adamawa State University, to convert the vehicle to his personal property.
Premium Times reports that the vehicle had been reportedly bought by the university on January 28, 2015, months after the former FRSC boss was no longer the chairman of the institution’s board.
However, about 7 days later, Hananiya bought the car as scrap, making a N150,000 payment for it.
A certain Luka Ibrahim Monduva, who was privy to the underhand dealing, wrote a public petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
In his petition to the EFCC, Monduva alleged that prior to Hananiya’s appointment; the university’s management passed a resolution that empowers principal officers to retain official vehicles after paying the scrap value of N150, 000.
“Principal officers are entitled to retain their official vehicles once during their tenures after paying the scrap value of N150, 000; and if for any reason an officer leaves office after spending two years or half of the tenure, he shall pay the scrap value of N150, 000.”
“However, the Governing Council of ADSU, acting in concert, conspired with the vice chancellor of the university and purchased an official vehicle on the 28th day of January 2015 at the cost of N13 million long after the termination of Gen. Hananiya’s short term in office,” the petition reads.
“I wish to assert here that subsequent to the belated and illegal purchase, the duo reduced the disused official vehicle to a ridiculous scrap value of N150, 000 only, which does not in any case represent the fair value of the vehicle.
“Wherefore, I humbly invite the EFCC to interfere and reverse the fraud perpetrated on the university and prosecute parties to the act altogether, thereby engendering probity and observance of due process in the discharge of official functions by public servants.”
EFCC spokesperson,Wilson Uwujaren, is said to have confirmed that the receipt of a petition against the former FRSC boss, adding that the commission had began investigating the matter.