N’Assembly won’t back down on NDDC probe – Senate  …dares Commission to provide corruption evidence against lawmakers to EFCC, ICPC

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Akinola Bashiru, has said that the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This was just as the spokesman dared the Commission to provide evidence of alleged corruption claims against lawmakers of the Senate and House of Representatives to anti-graft agencies for investigation. Ajibola made the official position of the upper chamber known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. According to the lawmaker, no amount of blackmail against lawmakers or the institution…

ICPC Chair To Inaugurate ACTU In NYSC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC has said plans were underway to inaugurate Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit in NYSC. It said ACTU has the mandate to educate public servants on the dangers of corruption and guide against its practice. ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye stated this while playing host to NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja. The Chairman described NYSC as a youth friendly institution and urged Corps Members to assist the commission in it’s crusade against corruption in order to…

Visa Fraudsters Bag 4-Year Jail Term

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has secured the conviction of two men, Olusola Alabi and Balogun Teslim, to four years imprisonment over visa fraud. The accused persons were charged before Hon. Justice Mojishola Dada, of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, on three counts bordering on procuring false documents to mislead a constituted authority. The court was told by ICPC that the offence committed by the accused persons violated Section 25(1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and was…

ICPC Gets New Boss

The baton of leadership of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has been handed over to the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar. In a brief ceremony which was witnessed by the heads of departments and other senior management staff, the former acting Chairman of the Commission and two-term Board Member, Alh. Bako Abdullahi, said he was handing over to the Secretary as his tenure as a Member had come to an end. He expressed his gratitude to the government for having been given…

Civil Servant Arraigned Over Fake ICAN Certificate

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a Civil Servant with the office of Auditor-General of the Federation (AUGF) Mr. Lebi Ayodele James, before Hon. Justice Yusuf Halliru of High Court 32 of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on a 3-count charge bordering on false statement and forgery. The charge sheet revealed that Ayodele, being a public officer in the AUGF’s office knowingly made a “false statement” to the Director of Administration and Human Resources of the same office when he wrote an application letter requesting…

ANTI GRAFT WAR: ALL RECOVERED ASSETS TO BE SOLD-OFF – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Daura, his hometown, said all mismanaged and misappropriated national assets recovered will be sold off and proceeds paid to the treasury for the benefit of the country. President Buhari who gave the assurance when he received representatives of social groups in Daura Emirate said his administration will continue to pursue a robust, effective and legitimate anti-corruption campaign that safeguards the treasury and commonwealth of all Nigerians. The President said he would not allow a repeat of what happened in the 1980s when buildings and other…

Anti-Corruption Directors Embezzle N4.5M for Anti-Corruption Celebration

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has dragged a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Mohammed Musa Abimiku, to court for embezzling N4.5 million belonging to the Ministry. Abimiku was charged by ICPC alongside an Assistant Director in the Ministry, Mr. Micah Paman who was the Chairman of the Ministry’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), before Justice A. O. Adeniyi of FCT High Court 20, Apo, Abuja, on a 10-count charge bordering on using their offices to corruptly enrich themselves. Counsel to ICPC,…

ICPC Convicts Internet Fraudster for Defrauding Female Students

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured conviction against one Chisom Alex for using the Internet to fraudulently swindle unsuspecting Nigerians of their money. The 36-year old Chisom was dragged before Hon Justice A. Enebeli of a Rivers State High Court sitting in Portharcourt after one of his victims, a student, sent in a petition to the Commission alleging that the convict had swindled her of N250, 000.00. Investigations also revealed that the convict had also defrauded a banker of another sum of money. ICPC…

ICPC finally Arraigns former Aso Savings Executive Director, Maimuna Aliyu

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), today arraigned a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Plc, Maimuna Aliyu, for defrauding the bank of N57 million. The Commission in a 3-count charge before Hon. Justice M. A. Nasir of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court No 16 sitting in Jabi, Abuja alleged that Maimuna used her position as the Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Plc, to confer corrupt advantage upon herself when she received the sum of N57, 000,000 being the proceeds of…

Court Sentences Civil Servant to 35 Years in Jail over N2.5m Fraud

Justice E. Edigin of High Court 3, Benin City has sentenced a civil servant with Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority (BORBDA), Mr. Monday Isiorh Okoh, to 35 years in jail for mismanaging the agency’s N2.5 million. Okoh, who was a Salary Officer with BORBDA was dragged before Justice E. Edigin by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for mismanaging over N2.5 million belonging to the agency through multiple bank accounts. The Commission in a 12-count charge, accused the convict of using his position to corruptly…