Children of the late Olorunmeye Bamidele Gabriel, a Deputy Director of Medical Laboratory Scientist at Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja has accused a cabal in the State Government Civil Service Commission and the State Specialist Hospital of diverting the monthly salaries of their deceased father.
One of the children of the deceased, Olorunmeye Oladele in an appeal letter on behalf of the family, lamented that his late Dad who head the Laboratory Department of the State Specialist Hospital, died on the 10th June 2016 “and has since been buried in our hometown of Iyamoye in Ijemu LGA, but someone somewhere has since been collecting his Salaries on a monthly basis.”
Oladele said the fraudulent action had hindered his family from receiving benefits including the burial expenses from the state government after submitting all relevant documents two years ago.
“Several families who have lost their loved one in the service of the state after ours, had received the initial Burial expenses and gratuity, this lead to our findings that the salary of our beloved Daddy who died in active service is still being paid monthly from the state government account to another individual account. We will appreciate if this is properly investigated and stopped” Oladele said.
He added that the family had written severally to the Management of the State Specialist Hospital and State Civil Service Commission but the cabal, known among the civil service, were frustrating the family’s efforts in order to continue perpetrating the crime.
The family appealed to the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to probe the activities of those receiving dead people’s salaries in the state, stressing that many families were in distress due to their activities.
“We are in distress, our family and many others are living with these pain of disservice done to people who had serve the state.”