A pressure group, Centre for Transparency in Governance (CTG) has called on the Nigeria Immigration Service and other relevant agencies of the Federal Government to ensure that the Chairman of Oriade Local Government, Osun State, Mr Olubunmi Obeisun, does not escape from the country before the end of his tenure on February 5, 2021.
The group, which alleged that the council chairman, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has perfected plans to travel out of the country immediately after the expiration of his tenure, demanded that travel ban be placed on him.
In a letter dated January 13, 2021 and signed by the CTG Director of Mobilization, Comrade Micheal James, the group said it was necessary to prevent Obeisun from living the country so as not to frustrate the government’s anti corruption efforts.
The letter read in part; “To us corruption is endemic and kick start a process of setting decadence by enthroning the reign of rougery and unvarnished dishonesty and it is against this background that the centre is for.
“Transparency in Governance (CTG) is setting up with the mission of checkmating the criminal finacial management in governance in Nigeria.
“Sir, it is against this backdrop that we are informing your authority to assist in placing the outgoing chairman, Oriade Local Government area of Osun State, Mr Olubunmi Ezekiel Obeisun on security watch so as to prevent him from escaping out of the shore of Nigeria because he is currently undergoing Financial crime investigation of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
“Information at our disposal revealed that Mr Obeisun had concluded plan to jet out of the country in order to evade investigation and possible prosecution of the EFCC after hia tenure of office on 5th February, 2021.
“As an organisation in the temple of war against corruption, we would not hold our arms and allow alleged offender of corrupt practices to evade investigation by running away from the country to another country.
“The Centre for Transparency Governance (CTG) believes that it is duty bound on the authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) and Nigeria Police Force (NPF) through Interpol to stop Mr Bunmi Obeisun and his cohorts from leaving the shores of the country so as to face the ongoing allegation of fraudulent practices levelled against him (Obeisun) while in public office in the period of almost three years between 2018 to November 2020.
“In conclusion, CTG wishes to inform your humble office that this letter is necessary for the sake of posterity in our efforts to stamp out menace of corruption in our society in consonance with the main agenda of President Muhammed Buhari led administration in Nigeria.
Sir, all the necessary documents have been attached to this petition letter for your perusal to convince your exalted office on the interpretative of the subject matter.”