Stop extorting my constituents for transformers I facilitated, Omo-Agege warns fraudsters

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has urged his constituents not to pay for electricity transformers installed in their communities by the Federal Government through his intervention.

Omo-Agege, who is representing the Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, gave the warning in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Yomi Odunuga.

The statement was titled, ‘Don’t pay for electricity transformers, Omo-Agege tells constituents’.

The lawmaker said the warning became necessary because some fraudsters were already swindling unsuspecting constituents to pay for the transformers by dropping his name.

The statement cautioned those engaged in the fraudulent act to desist forthwith or face the wrath of the law.

The statement read in part, “It has come to the attention of the office of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, that some persons are compelling or tricking his constituents across some communities to pay various sums of money or levies for electricity transformers installed in these communities by the Federal Government as a result of the purposeful intervention of the DSP.

“This is wrong, fraudulent, and totally unacceptable.

“Therefore, we implore our people not to pay any money whatsoever to anybody in respect of these transformers installed for their benefit. Your DSP understands that you need electricity for your homes and business, hence his continuing strong intervention in this regard. Every transformer is installed at no cost to our people. They are free.

“We also strongly advise whoever that may be involved in any fraudulent scheme to extort money from our people in relation to the transformers to stop forthwith.

“The DSP’s office will not sit idly by and watch our people being fleeced of their hard-earned resources. Strong measures will be taken under the law to ensure that our people freely enjoy the DSP’s initiative to light up our communities without illegal burdens such as reported financial extortions.”

Source: Punch.

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