Accountant General Of Federation Accused Of Age Falsification, Corruption

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Oluwatoyin Madein, has been accused of falsifying her age prior to her appointment and receiving bribes before deploying accountants to various ministries.

Streetdope News reports that some aggrieved directors in the Office of the AGF, in a petition to the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Wale Edun, accused Madein of falsifying her age.

Also, the aggrieved directors petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi; the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan; and the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

The directors also accused the AGF of bribing her way to become the head of the Treasury House despite not passing the special professional examination conducted for shortlisted directors.

They alleged that Madein didn’t qualify as the best candidate for the office, having emerged second behind one Olakunle Oladipupo, now posted as Director of Finance in the Ministry of Works.

The petitioners according to Daily Trust, further alleged that the AGF was born on March 7, 1963, stating that prior to her appointment as AGF, she illegally adjusted her age to March 7, 1965, in order to elongate her service year.

Also, the directors accused the AGF of receiving cash inducement in posting accountants to various ministries and MDAs, among others and urged President Bola Tinubu to order the arrest, investigation and possible prosecution of the AGF over the alleged offences.