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Fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases, SERAP tells AGF, EFCC, ICPC

Fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases, SERAP tells AGF, EFCC, ICPC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami SAN; the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, and Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye to: “revisit and fast-track prosecution of all cases of corruption in the electricity ... Read More »

ICPC Scribe Promoted to the Rank of Professor of Law

ICPC Scribe Promoted to the Rank of Professor of Law

The Secretary to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar, has been elevated to the rank of Professor of Law by the Governing Council of Bayero University, Kano. The promotion, announced during the 183rd meeting of the University’s Governing Council, is with effect from 1st October 2019. His promotion to the rank of Professor ... Read More »

Zamfara Govt. to hand over staff involved in payroll scam to ICPC, EFCC

Zamfara Govt. to hand over staff involved in payroll scam to ICPC, EFCC

The Zamfara State Government has said it would hand over staff suspected to be involved in payroll scam to the anti-corruption agencies for further investigation and recovery of the funds. Alhaji Gusau* The State Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Rabiu Garba Gusau who accused some staff of his Ministry for duplicating and inserting the name of the State Deputy Governor Barrister ... Read More »

ICPC declares House of Reps member wanted

ICPC declares House of Reps member wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared a member of the House Representative, Shehu Koko Mohammed, wanted. The lawmaker is representing Maiyama/Koko/Besse Federal Constituency of Kebbi State in the House of Representatives. A statement signed by Rasheedat A. Okoduwa, Director, Public Enlightenment of the ICPC said Shehu Koko Mohammed was declared wanted for his failure to ... Read More »

2019 Budget: No Allocation for Constituency Projects to Justice Ministry, Perm Sec tells ICPC

2019 Budget: No Allocation for Constituency Projects to Justice Ministry, Perm Sec tells ICPC

The Federal Minister of Justice has zero allocation for alleged constituency or zonal intervention projects in the 2019 approved budget, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and Solicitor General of the Federation, Dayo Apata, SAN has said. In a letter dated 3rd December, 2019 addressed to the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Permanent Secretary ... Read More »

FAAN staff who returned $12,200,000 found in toilet to owner honoured, given brand new apartment

FAAN staff who returned $12,200,000 found in toilet to owner honoured, given brand new apartment

 “You will recall that in a celebrated case in the year 2015, Mrs. Ugwu while carrying out her duties as a cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos saw the sum of $12,200,000 in a toilet and submitted it to security officials. The money was subsequently returned to the owner.” Press release ICPC BESTOWS INTEGRITY AWARD ON FAAN STAFF. The ... Read More »

Buhari Seeks Speedy Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

Buhari Seeks Speedy Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the National Assembly to ensure a speedy passage of the Special Crimes Court Bill. He made the call on Tuesday the national summit on ‘‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service’’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of ... Read More »

Group asks ICPC to probe DG, FIIRO over alleged certificate scandal

Group asks ICPC to probe DG, FIIRO over alleged certificate scandal

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC) has been asked to probe the certificate scandal raised against the Director General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, (FIIRO), Oshodi in Lagos, Mr Chima Igwe. In a petition sent to the ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) said the position of the FIIRO ... Read More »

ICPC moves to recover N2.4bn, properties linked to ex-PPMC Boss for forfeiture

ICPC moves to recover N2.4bn, properties linked to ex-PPMC Boss for forfeiture

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has started moves to recover N2.4 billion and some landed properties, alleged to have been illegally acquired and linked to a former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC), Mr. Haruna Momoh. Already, ICPC had secured an interim forfeiture order from a High Court of the Federal ... Read More »

Absence of alleged Fake Medical Doctor stalls ICPC Case in Court

Absence of alleged Fake Medical Doctor stalls ICPC Case in Court

The ongoing trial of Mr. Martins Ugwu, for an alleged impersonation of a medical doctor has been stalled by his absence in court. Mr. Ugwu, who is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and is on remand at the Keffi Prisons over another matter, was scheduled to appear before the High Court of ... Read More »

ICPC declares man wanted for allegedly impersonating education minister

ICPC declares man wanted for allegedly impersonating education minister

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has declared Mr. Tony Aiyejina wanted. ICPC in a statement said “Mr. Aiyejina is wanted for allegedly impersonating the Hon. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and for defrauding an unsuspecting citizen of the sum of N2.5m, by promising to secure a federal appointment for her. “Mr. Aiyejina initially demanded ... Read More »

ICPC arrests Athletics Federation Secretary General over alleged $130, 000 fraud

ICPC arrests Athletics Federation Secretary General over alleged $130, 000 fraud

The Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr. Amaechi Akawu, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over allegations of misappropriation of $130, 000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). Akawu was detained on Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 following his arrest and was subsequently released on administrative bail ... Read More »

ICPC, DSS, FRSC arrest 26 road safety official for extorting motorists

ICPC, DSS, FRSC arrest 26 road safety official for extorting motorists

The operatives of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with some agencies of the Federal Government, have arrested another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from road users on Nigerian highways. The other agencies involved in the operations tagged “Operation Tranquility” included the Federal Road Safety ... Read More »

ICPC declares Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla Wanted

ICPC declares Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla Wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared the suspended Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla, wanted due to his repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption. Mr. Obono-Obla is facing series of allegations leveled against ... Read More »

ICPC Freezes Ex-Gov Yari’s $669,248; N24.3m

ICPC Freezes Ex-Gov Yari’s $669,248; N24.3m

  A Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted permission to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to freeze various sums of money in bank accounts traced to the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, gave the permission Friday, when he ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by ICPC ordering that ... Read More »

ICPC arrests three poly rectors in sting operation over N10.2 million bribe money

ICPC arrests three poly rectors in sting operation over N10.2 million bribe money

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday announced the arrest of the Chairman and three top management members of the Committee of Federal Polytechnic Rectors (COFER) for allegedly being in possession of N10.2 million bribe money. A statement from the agency said “The suspects who are polytechnic rectors include: Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Yahaya, Federal Polytechnic, ... Read More »

Yar’adua Foundation, 29 others to lose properties worth over N4.8bn for tax evasion

Yar’adua Foundation, 29 others to lose properties worth over N4.8bn for tax evasion

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and buildings valued at N4.8 billion from the  Shehu Yar’adua Foundation and 29 other firms. ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa disclosed this in a Press Statement in Abuja. She said that the properties included 22.9 hectares of undeveloped land, one plaza, and a ... Read More »