Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State bosom friend and chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Philip Tachin is now swimming in N7 billion contract scandal. He is being accused of awarding the contracts to his cronies and political associates.
Insiders squealed to us that… “Though they are doing everything possible to cover the illegal and shady deal but many people who are aware of what is going on are not happy with the whole deal. This is despite the zero tolerance of Governor Ortom-led administration for corruption. They are doing everything secretly so that the governor may not know because if he knows, they are in big trouble.”
Besides, two cashiers of the SUBEB, Paul Mella (Cashier 2) and Jacob Agera (Cashier 1) have been arrested by the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Abuja, for hoarding financial information concerning the board.