Children of late Olorunmeye Bamidele Gabriel, a Deputy Director and Medical Laboratory Scientist at the State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja has accused a cabal in the Kogi State Government Civil Service Commission and the State Specialist Hospital of receiving monthly salaries of their deceased father.
Olorunmeye Oladele in an appeal letter on behalf of the family lamented that his late Dad who headed 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 has 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 ones in the service of the state after ours, had received the initial Burial expenses and gratuity. This led 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 noted that the family has written severally to the Management of the State Specialist Hospital and State Civil Service Commission but the cabal known among the civil service are using all manner of delay tactics to continue perpetrating the crime.
He appealed to the state Governor, Yahaya Bello to launch a probe into activities of those receiving dead people’ salaries in the state, stressing that many families are 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.”