The Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR), Monday Onyeme, is currently embroiled in a scandal involving missing funds running into N107, 740, 000 (N107. 7 million), SaharaReporters has learnt.
Our correspondent gathered that the money has been uncounted for by the board chairman since 2019 following an audit carried out by the office of the state auditor general.
Contained in part four of the 2019 audit report of the auditor general of Delta State as updated, under section 4 subsection 3 (38), and sighted by newshounds, the board’s total budget provision for 2019 was N3 billion while the actual expenditure incurred in the same period amounted to N2, 999, 810, 494.86, resulting in about N189 million savings.
However, the sum of N107, 740, 000 or 3.6 percent of the N2.9 billion is said to be missing.
The funds, our correspondent gathered, form part of several millions of naira unaccounted for that the board chairman is allegedly battling to cover up.
As contained in a query by the auditor general, Paul Aghanenu dated May 14, 2020, the missing funds were paid out in 28 tranches.
A member of the board, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the board as a “cash cow for politicians”.
efforts to reach the Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR), Onyeme, were not successful and he did not answer his calls nor reply text messages sent to his mobile line