CANDIDATE TONY NWOYE IN TROUBLE OVER DIVERSION OF MONEY APPROPRIATED FOR CONSTITUENCY PROJECT: DRAGGED TO FEDERAL HIGH COURT AWKA

Reports reaching us have it that the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Governorship election in Anambra State Hon. Tony Nwoye is yet enmeshed in a corruption scandal. The people of Umueze-Anam Wards 1 and 2 of Anambra West Local Government Area are deeply aggrieved that Tony Nwoye converted funds meant to construct solar powered borehole in their town. According to them, the money for the construction of the boreholes was captured in the 2016 budget and funds appropriated for it as part of constituency project for the area.

However, in an inexplicable turn of events, Hon. Tony Nwoye acting in concert with some unscrupulous elements at Abuja diverted the funds. This is why the persons affected took out a suit at the Federal High Court Awka in Suit No. FHC/AWK/CS/46/2017 Between Ogbuefi P.O. Okonkwo & 4 Ors Vs. Hon. Tony Nwoye & 5 Ors the parties concerned are seeking that the money meant for the water project be returned for the execution of the job. One of the Plaintiffs told our reporter that since the suit was filed in March Hon. Tony Nwoye has avoided the Court and has not filed any response so far despite being served with the processes. He said that they will also have to petition the EFCC to carry out investigation into the matter.
The presiding Judge at Federal High Court Awka has adjourned the case to the 12th day of October, 2017 for hearing.

Abuchi Okoli
Reporter (Today’s Issues Magazine, Awka)