Some Directors at the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) are at war with the AGF, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Madein, over allegations that she falsified her age before her appointment and also bribed her way to clinch the exalted seat, though she allegedly did not pass the examinations designed for occupants of her office, News Desk Paper Report.
Consequently, they have, through their legal advisor, written to the presidency and the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Wale Edun, to immediately intervene in the matter.
But the AGF has described the aggrieved directors’ allegations as baseless and a move designed to distract her from delivering on her mandate.
Reacting through the Director of Press, Mr. Bawa Mokwa, the AGF insisted that her records could be verified from the documents she already submitted to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
She said the office, being a competitive and coveted seat, was often vulnerable to isolated and unwarranted attacks.
The peeved directors specifically alleged that Madein was not be the best candidate for the office having emerged second behind one Mr. Olakunle Oladipupo, now posted as Director of Finance in the Ministry of Works.
The petitioners further alleged that the AGF was born on March 7, 1963 in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne LGA of Ogun State, adding that prior to her appointment as AGF, she was alleged to have illegally adjusted her age to March 7, 1965 in order to elongate her service year.
Nonetheless, the petitioners urged President Bola Tinubu to order the arrest, investigation and possible prosecution of the AGF over the alleged offences.
“We, therefore, urge President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his usual quest for transparency and accountability to direct the arrest, investigation, and possibly prosecution of Mrs. Oluwatoyin S. Madein for the various offenses stated above,” they added.
They accused the AGF of receiving cash bribes before posting accountants to juicy ministries departments and agencies (MDAs), among others.
Also petitioned were the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation and the National Security Adviser.