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Lagos Butchers Association Chairman Alleged Of Fraud, Executive Petition IGP

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The chairman of the Lagos Butchers Association (LBA), Bamidele Alabi Kazeem, has been alleged of embezzling the sum of N288,486,630.00 being revenue of the association.

Bamidele Alabi Kazeem

This was made known by the executive of the association namely Alhaji Adeyinka Olawunmi Rasheed, Alhaji Mukaila Agunbiade, Mr Adeyemo Lukman.

In a petitions to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba the executive of the association explained the need for urgent intervention in order to forestall fracas that might arise from angry members.

In the petition, the executive explained that the constitution of the association permits two tenures which had been completed by the sitting chairman, warning that any attempt for third tenure would lead to chaos.

The petition sent to the IGP by the executive alleged Threat to Life, Misuse of Power, Abuse of Office and Fraud to the tune of N288,486,630.00, Plan To Eliminate and Assassinate with the aid of dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, axes, knifes, broken bottles by group of people, hired thugs and hoodlums.

A member of the association who sought anonymity stated that the embezzled money was meant to be in the cofer of the association, but was directed by the chairman into his personal account. They also accused the chairman of lavish spending.

Expressing confidence in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the legal system, the association also thanked ‘Zone 2’ for their prompt intervention, saying that it had cushioned the eruption of lawlessness.

Meanwhile, members of the association have been urged by the executive to be calm, adding  that no sinner will go unpurnished.

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