Fraud: EFCC probes ex-Delta lawmaker and DESOPADEC director, Daniel Mayuku

Fraud: EFCC probes ex-Delta lawmaker and DESOPADEC director, Daniel Mayuku

These are certainly not the best of times for Hon. Daniel Mayuku, a former lawmaker in the Delta State House of Assembly and currently the executive director, projects of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) for failing to declare his company, Mayrun Construction Company Limited to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

Hon. Mayuku is said to have been using the construction company registered on 2nd August 2005, to secure contracts from the Delta State government all through his time as a lawmaker, even till date as director of projects, DESOPADEC. Other directors of the company include his brother, Mayuku Ayeoritsetan and one Amurun Gabriel Ukunoritse.

This much we gathered even as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swung into action against the former lawmaker for violating government rules of securing and executing government contracts as a government official and failing to list the company in his declaration form which he submitted to the CCB recently.

This newspaper further gathered that Mayuku, who is positioning himself to secure the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to represent Warri Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives come 2023, has been invited by the Benin zonal office of the EFCC to respond to the allegations.

Efforts by our reporter to get Hon. Mayuku’s reaction to the development proved futile as calls and text messages placed to his mobile phone went unanswered.

More to come…