Alhaji Sani Muhammad Galadi, chairman of Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara state, who has been suspended for a while said he would be ready for execution if he is found guilty of diverting N23 million allocated for victims of bandits’ attacks in his local government.
Speaking to News men on Thursday, Galadi said he had taken legal action against Zamfara state House of Assembly, Attorney General.
He said he will be willing to face the consequence if he is found guilty.
Galadi said: “They said I diverted N23 million victim support funds and the state assembly never invited me even when they set up a committee to investigate the matter. The committee never called me only for it to submit report indicting me, ”
“The court would now decide if I’m found wanting. I know I would never go unpunished but if I’m found not guilty of all the allegations, then I’m claiming N50 million damages against the assembly and other defendants , ”
“I have been in politics for 41 years now. If as a local government chairman money meant for victims of bandits’ attacks in my local government is given to me for onward disbursement to the specified beneficiaries is diverted by me, then there would be no distinction between me and those who killed the innocent people,” he stated.
“I’m inching closer to my grave by the day; therefore what do I stand to benefit from diverting public funds. The allegations are wicked, malicious and politically-motivated and they should be dismissed totally.” Galadi added.
Few days ago, Zamfara State assembly suspended the chairman after he was found guilty by it committee.