Mr. Emmanuel Bwacha, a lawmaker from Taraba State has said he spent the sum of N50 million to erect a fence at a police station in the Takum Local Government Area of the state as his constituency project.
The Senator, according to a document made available by Tracka and BudgIT, said the project was done using direct labour which cost the sum of N50 million.
Angry over the perceived corruption by the lawmaker, community residents under the umbrella of Interested Residents of Southern Taraba, has asked Nigeria’s main anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe all constituency projects carried out by the senator between the period 2017 to 2020.
In a petition sent to the EFCC, the residents said monies for the entire constituency project implemented by the lawmaker were diverted using his cronies as contractors.
The group said several funds for constituency projects in the districts were embezzled by Bwacha and the executing contractors who are the lawmaker’s cronies.
MAWA could not immediately reach out to the lawmaker for a response