Some members of Ikeja Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA have raised alarm over alleged looting of the funds by the branch Chairman, Mr Adesina Ogunlana.
The members in a statement circulated in the social media claimed that it is strange that despite several petitions over the brazen misappropriation of the branch funds, the national body of the association has refused to initiate an investigation into the matter.
The members however stated that a discreet investigation revealed that over N32 million has so far been siphoned from the association’s account and transferred to Ogunlana’s account.
They noted that never in the history of the branch has any chairman whether dead or alive embarked on such massive act of impunity and brazen disregard to decency in looting the resources of the branch.
The statement reads:”Having waited in vain to get the positive reaction/s of the president of the Bar to the petition they had earlier on written to him , a discrete investigation was carried out by some concerned members of the branch on just one of the major Accounts of the branch and the revelations are startling, confounding and mind blowing.
“The transfers of the money to the personal account of Mr Adesina Ogunlana were not only massive, they were regular and persistent.
“The withdrawals from Wema Bank Account of the Nigerian Bar Association domiciled in Ikeja and paid into the personal account of Mr Ogunlana Adesina Ibiyemi’s First Bank Account Number 2004528818 were 23 in total.
In the statement by unnamed members of Ikeja NBA, they claimed that the total sum of money passed from the NBA accounts into the First Bank account of Adesina within a year without knowledge and consent of the secretary and treasurer is N32,610,000 (Thirty two million, six hundred and ten thousand naira).