News hit the stand that former actor and current Delta state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) is currently embroiled in a N50 million naira embezzlement scandal. According to dailypost.com.ng, the Commissioner and the acting GM, one Mrs. Ajufo, were in on the deal together. The money in question was supposed to be for an event, Delta State Expo 2007, but could not be released at the time it was needed. The money was finally released in May 2012, five years after the slated event.
According to dailypost.com.ng, “As soon as the money arrived, the commissioner said that the ministry could no longer hold the event since six years had elapsed. The Honourable Commissioners also argued that Deltans would have forgotten about the event – and therefore the money should not be used for the purpose it was released. Closed insiders however said that Damijo conspired to issue a check of N35 million in the name of the General Manager of the state’s Tourism Board, Ms. Ajufo who allegedly deposited the sum into her First Bank private account number 3006131619.
The source said: “Mrs. Ajufo and RMD then shared the money.”
The story goes on and on but if this story is true then we fear that our darling RMD, former screen god has finally been taken by the demons of corrupt Nigerian politics.