Social critic and former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has told Nigerians to expect more cans of worm from Benue State, stressing that the state has never had it so bad in terms of corruption.
It would be recalled that the Independent and Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, had last week revealed a double payment of N37,670,000 in favour of the office of the deputy governor.
Tsav, who stated this in a statement made available to Nigerian Pilot in Makurdi, at the weekend, said he thought the government of Benue State is manned by saints from heaven who are as transparent as angels and not hungry wolves in sheep skin.
According to the former police boss, when he blew the whistle on the alleged corrupt deals under Governor Samuel Ortom, he was called names by certain politicians.
“I said it before and many hired agents called me names, some hungry Kunav politicians and scavengers dramatised their ignorance and senselessness,” Tsav said.
Tsav, who said many workers in the state are still being owed salaries, noted that: “No matter how heavy rain may fall on a leopard, that spot will remain latent.”
He wondered whether Governor Ortom will sue ICPC and the newspapers that published the story for libel and defamation of character and for ‘false’ publication against Benue State.
Meanwhile, calls have come from individuals and groups urging the Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, to resign.
According to Alliance for Free Society, AFFS, the deputy governor lacks the moral ground to continue to occupy that position.
Leader of the group, Cletus Torkuma, frowned at the manner that the bailout fund which was meant for the payment of salaries of workers was doubly paid to the deputy governor’s office, while majority of civil servants have not been paid for over five months.
“In less than a year, this government is already enmeshed in corruption. I wonder what will become the future of the state.”

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