The New Media Director of the Imo State Chapter of the PDP, Mr Ambrose Nwaogwugwu have shared a post on his Facebook handle, alleging that one of the supposed fraudulent pensioners, has come out to fault Gov Hope Uzodinma’s claims.
The pensioner who goes by the name of Obasi Canice, was alleged to be embezzling about N3.4million in pensions from the state.
In a post made available below, Mr. Obasi Canice denied the allegations.
“IMO PENSIONER, OBASI CANICE DEBUNKS IMO GOVERMENT CLAIMS
—SAYS I HAVE NEVER BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY PENSION FRAUD
My name is Obasi Canice Onwudi. I hail from Umucheke Okwe, in Onuimo Local Government area of Imo State.
For the Purpose of setting the records straight, I was embarrassed when I saw what looks like my name, in the recent list of eight names, published by the Imo State Government said to be involved in Pension fraud.
My Initial reaction was dismissive, because I thought it must be case of mistaken identity. But a tabular publication, stating my full names convinced me that a tragic drama is playing out, and something unthinkable is happening with my name.
I retired from the Secondary Education Management Board(SEMB), Owerri in April 2013, on Salary Grade 16, Step 9.
My annual pension as stated in Authority for payment letter, issued to me by Office of the Head of Service, dated 18th September 2013, is #1,524,399.64. This translates to monthly pension of #127,033.3.
My gratuity as contained in the same Head of Service Authorization letter, is 5,685,596.67.
I want to Categorically state that Since I started receiving since 2013, which has not been regular, I have never been paid anything more than my statutory amount.
For the avoidance of doubt, let me also inform the listening public,, that the Imo State Government has not paid a kobo of my gratuity to me.
Let my Friends and well wishers all over the State, be rest assured that I will never be associated with fraud and can never and please they should help me to request the Imo State Government, to track down the people who used my name to perpetrate this Crime.