The operations of Pools betting and Gaming group have come into scrutiny as the Imo state House of Assembly, tuesday, alleged fraud and exploitation of the people of Imo State.
The allegation was tabled before the Assembly by Isreal Nnataraonye, representing Mbaitoli State constituency.
The matter as presented was later referred to an Adhoc Committee set by the Deputy Speaker, Ugonna Ozuruigbo
As part of the mandate,the operators expected to have an interface with the Committee towards resolving the contending issues.
The adhoc committee has as it’s chairman, Mr Nnataraonye, who incidentally brought the matter to the House of Assembly and were asked to submit the report by June 1,2017
Nnataraonye in his presentations said:” Mr Speaker, I want to bring to your attention the diversion of Imo state IGR by these pools betting owners. Whereas the owners of these pools are making money morethan telecommunication companies.
Continuing he states that “They use their businesses to exploit and fraud people and their victims have continued to cry out. They have also refused to comply with the rules and regulations, regulating their activities of pools betting in the state.”