ICPC TO PROSECUTE DISABILITY ADVOCATE OVER 1.7BIL FRAUD

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has asked a Senior Magistrate Court in Abuja to grant an order for the remand of the National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Iliasu Abdul-Rauf, in prison custody over his alleged involvement in N1.7BN fraud. In a statement signed by the spokesperson of ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, on Wednesday, the anti-graft agency also accused Abdul-Rauf of abducting 14 females between the ages of 11 and 33 years at his residence during a search by operatives of the…

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CORRUPTION: CIVIL SERVANT FORFEITS 209MIL NASARAWA PROPERTY TO FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja has approved an interim forfeiture of property worth N209 million belonging to a staff of the Budget Office of the Federation. According to a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Rasheedat Okoduwa, Justice Muawiyah Idris of the High Court sitting in Nyanya, Abuja granted the order. According to the ICPC, the properties include a shopping mall, known as Jerijo Plaza and Event Centre, located at No. 6 Muham Street, Off Abacha Road, Karu, Nasarawa…

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ENUGU SENATOR’S HOUSE BLOCKED BY ICPC OVER 116MILLION CONSTITUENCY PROJECT

Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed the recovery Constituency Project items worth N117,123,375.44 million from the Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi. The commission said it has impounded the items sealed off the Senator’s compound. Utazi, who was a former chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, was alleged to have warehoused 203 grinding machines, 60 motorcycles,  five transformers, 168 and 51 numbers of motorcycles and tricycles. The Senator…

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BILLION-NAIRA FRAUD: ICPC RAIDS OFFICE OF SURVEYOR-GENERAL

ICPC raids office of Nigeria’s surveyor-general enmeshed in corruption scandals Premium Times Nigeria / Taiwo-Hassan Adebayo / 10 hours ago Operatives of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, ICPC, on Wednesday, raided the office of Nigeria’s surveyor-general over suspected corrupt practices, including allegations of contract frauds and theft of public asset. PREMIUM TIMES had in April reported how corruption allegations, including N1.4 billion suspected scam in one case and alleged theft of three vehicles in another, was raised against the surveyor-general, Ebisintei Awudu, and his office in various audit reports. Mr Awudu at the time denied any…

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WE SPEND 4MIL NAIRA ON EACH PETITION- ICPC

In its anti-graft war, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it spends an average of N4 million to investigate every petition submitted to it by Nigerians. The commission said that the duplication of petitions to different anti-graft agencies was making the country pay huge sums of money on the investigation of such crimes. The disclosure came yesterday at the official launch of the Anti-corruption Support Project of the Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) in Abuja. ICPC chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said that to reduce the…

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2.5BIL FRAUD: PINNACLE COMMUNCATION MOVES TO PREVENT LAI MOHAMMED FROM APPEARING IN COURT

 Wale Odunsi  Defendants in the case of alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme, have countered application by the prosecution to present former Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as a witness in court. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, is prosecuting the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Ishaq Kawu in a Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged abuse of office and money laundering The Commission had filed a 12-count charge before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, against Kawu, Lucky…

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ICPC ARRAIGNS EX-LAW COMMISSION BOSS OVER 26MIL NAIRA FRAUD

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Mrs. Folake Abiodun Oguneye, former Secretary to the Nigeria Law Reform Commission before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court for a fraud case of N26,637,116.00. The ICPC arraigned Oguneye on a five-count charge before Hon. Justice M.B. Idris on Tuesday. The ICPC alleged that Oguneye defrauded the Federal Government of Nigeria of the said sum and while serving as the Secretary to the Nigeria Law Reform Commission. The anti-graft agency also claimed that the former Law Reform…

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ICPC PROBES DELTA REPS MEMBER FOR FORGERY IMPERSONATION

ADELANI ADEPEGBA The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has begun an investigation of the lawmaker representing Delta State in the House of Representatives, Mutu Ebomo, for alleged forgery and impersonation. Ebomo, who has been representing Bomadi/Patani federal constituency in the house since 1999, was said to have presented forged secondary school and university degree certificates for elections at different times. He was also accused of using two different names- Solo Ogoh and Mutu Nicholas Ebomo , to contest elections in 1999 and 2003. The probe of the…

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ICPC ARRAIGNS APPEAL COURT JUDGE FOR DEMANDING 200MIL BRIBE FROM POLITICIAN

hidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Justice Eze Njemanze of the Imo State High Court has fixed July 11 for the arraignment of a former presiding judge of the Owerri Federal High Court of Appeal, justice Ladan Tsamiya. The absence of the Justice at the court on Friday in Owerri stalled his arraignment by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission. Counsel for the accused jurist, David Adegbe, had told the court that the accused had traveled abroad for medical treatment. But the counsel for the ICPC, George Lawan, who opposed the defence counsel said…

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COURT JAILS ICPC BOARD NOMINEE 24 YEARS OVER 5MIL BRIBE

A Kwara State High Court yesterday jailed a former commissioner-nominee of the  Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Saad Alanamu, and a director of a private company, Salman Sulaiman, for 24 years. Alanamu, a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and Sulaiman, the Chief Executive Director of Namylas Nig. Ltd, were put on trial for collecting and giving  N5 million bribe. The convicts were arraigned before  Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court 9  in Ilorin on eight-count charge for…

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