Oyo Govt Goes After Ajimobi’s Finance Commissioner, Adelabu Over N13B Contract Fraud

-Karim Balogun


The executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council, Zaccheus Adelabu has a lot to grind as he has been declared wanted by the Oyo State Government over an alleged N13B contract fraud.


The Iwo-Ate born politician who was the Commissioner for Finance under Governor Abiola Ajimobi before he was replaced by Bimbo Adekambi was alleged of the fraud which has led to the arrest of many serving and retired civil servants in the State.


It was alleged that a construction company, Chinese Global Resources with links to Adelabu was awarded a contract to construct the Ibadan-Eruwa road, a project that was abandoned and funds not accounted for.


The governement was said to have reached out to Adelabu on countless occasions, but that his attempt to settle the matter under the table was rebuffed by Governor Makinde who asked him to give a detailed account of the contract or be arrested.


The new Oyo State Anti Corruption Agency set up by Governor Makinde was said to have discovered more corrupt practices perpetrated in the name of the former Commissioner.


Zach Adelabu, according to many was one of the most powerful people in the government of the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.


The 44-year old man who also attempted to contest for the governorship of Oyo State at a time is said to be fond of lavish and flamboyant lifestyle.


He drives a Bentley and has a score of properties in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan, according to investigation.