Delta State College of Education Provost, Warri, Mary Edema, is currently entangled in an alleged fraud.The provost according to Sahara reporters used N36m to build two toilets in the institution funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a senior staff of the institution told Newsmen that the two toilet projects was a fraudulent deal allegedly struck by the provost with the contractors who handled it.
“The provost concluded everything with the contractors before going into the bidding process. Warri College of Education is synonymous with corruption and other fraudulent practices.
“But even if you raise the alarm, nobody will do anything because the whole system is corrupt. Those who are supposed to take action will not cough because they have been taken care off too,” he said.
In a memo with reference number TETF/ES/COE/AL.2017/VOL.XVII, each of the toilet block gulped N17, 135, 871 while N2,593,459 went for consultancy.
When contacted over the issue, Edema denied any form of fraudulent practices regarding the projects, adding that due process was followed in its execution.
She said, “Personal project and public projects are not the same. I cannot say when I build a personal project it will be the same thing as this. Due process was followed as far as the project is concerned.