A disagreement has ensued among members of the Ogun State Chapter of the National Automobile Technicians Association, over the sum of N50m, which was given to the association by the governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun.
According to Daily Post, the aggrieved members of the association had threatened to physically attack their leaders if they refused to disburse the money.
One of the aggrieved members, of the association, Sobowale Sobanke, had accused the leadership of the association of embezzlement of funds.
According to him, the state Chairman of NATA, Adeleke Balogun and the Secretary, Segun Osho, embezzled the money provided for their association by Governor Abiodun.
He alleged that only N1m was given to his workshop, noting that each member was to have access to N5,000.
However, he called on the state government, security operatives and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to investigate how the money was being spent, noting that only transparency can save the looming danger, among members.
He, therefore called for the resignation of the entire leadership in the state, and for a fresh election to take place, “according to the constitution of the association.”
In his reaction to the accusation, while speaking on the phone, the state chairman of the association denied diverting the money, claiming that the money has been kept “at three different community banks.”
However, he promised to disclose the identities of the community banks, where the monies were kept.
Governor Abiodun had donated the N50m during his campaign to the NATA headquarters in Abeokuta, as a loan for its members.