ICPC CHARGES LECTURER TO COURT OVER 10.4MIL TETFUND SCHOLARSHIP FRAUD

ICPC charges Lecturer to Court for Misappropriating N10.4m A former lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Mr. Bamidele M. G. Amosa, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for misappropriating N10.4 million.  Amosa who is a facing a 3-count charge before Justice M. O. Agboola of High Court 4, Osogbo, Osun State was alleged to have fraudulently obtained N10,484,000 from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), to run a doctorate degree in an international university. ICPC alleged that the accused,  while being…

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10 ARRESTED BY ICPC FOR SELLING PLAGIARISED THESES TO UNSUSPECTING STUDENTS ONLINE

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested 10 persons involved in the advertisement and sale of completed academic projects to students online. The suspects allegedly packaged and marketed plagiarised academic theses to desperate students to assist them to unlawfully fulfil the requirement for the award of different degrees across the country. Investigations revealed that some of the culprits of the online project scam were resident at Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra States. A statement on Saturday, by the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, said six…

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BUHARI SEEKS TO UNBUNDLE EFCC, ICPC, OTHERS THROUGH PROCEEDS OF CRIME BILL, NEW AGENCY TO EMERGE

Sends bill to create new agency President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, initiated moves to unbundle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and create a new body, Proceeds of Crime Recovery and Management Agency. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who read a letter from President Buhari on the proposed bill tagged: “Proceeds of Crime Bill” said it would address the problem of lack of transparency and accountability associated with the management of recovered funds by anti-corruption agencies in the country. Buhari in the letter explained that the transmission of the…

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2 NDDC DIRECTORS ARRESTED BY ICPC OVER FRAUD

Two directors at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). One of the arrested directors is in charge of education, health, and social services, while the other is in charge of special projects. Their arrest, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, borders on allegations of abuse of office regarding COVID-19 spending by the NDDC and the mishandling of the commission’s scholarship programme. The directors, whose names could not be ascertained Friday night, were arrested on Monday and were detained till…

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GROUP ALLEGES ICPC CONDUCTING MEDIA TRIAL FOR OBONO OBLAH

A civil society network, Coalition for Good Governance and Accountability (CGGA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look into issues surrounding the removal and purported trial of the former chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, saying that its findings indicate a predetermined agenda of some highly placed people to manipulatively get rid of him at all cost. This is just as the coalition described the role of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in the removal…

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2.5BIL DIGITAL SWITCHOVER FRAUD: FORMER NBC BOSS, MODIBBO KAWU RE-ARRAIGNED

Alleged N2.5bn Switchover Fraud: ICPC rearraigns suspended NBC boss Premium Times Nigeria / Halimah Yahaya / 6 hours ago The anti-graft agency, ICPC, on Wednesday, re-arraigned the suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Moddibo Kawu, on a five-count charge bordering on fraud and abuse of office. Mr Kawu was re-arraigned alongside two other defendants, Dipo Onifade and Pinnacle Communications Limited, due to an amendment to the earlier 12-count charge preferred against them. The prosecution lawyer, Henry Emore, told the court that the amendment was sequel to the court’s directive to remove one of…

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ICPC SEIZES MULTIMILLION NAIRA PROPERTY BELONGING TO SERVING GOVERNOR

ICPC seizes multi-million naira landed property from Bauchi governor The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has seized a multi-million Naira property belonging to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State. Mr Mohammed is a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Spokesperson of the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Tuesday said that the property which houses Zinaria International School is located at Plot 298 Wuye District, Cadastral Zone B3, FCT, Abuja. “ICPC’s intelligence-led investigation revealed that Senator Mohammed in his official capacity as the FCT Minister…

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CERTIFICATE FORGERY CASE: COURT THROWS OUT OKOI OBONO-OBLA’S CASE AGAINST ICPC

Chief Okoi Obono-Obla By Rasheed Sobowale A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the allegation of abuse of fundamental human rights filed against anti-graft commission, ICPC, by Ekoi Obono-Obla. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arrested the suspended Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Obono-Obla inMarch, 2020, after being declared wanted in October last year by the Commission, for repeatedly failing to honour invitations sent to him. ICPC, while investigating allegations of abuse of office, certificate forgery, and fraud amongst…

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MULTI-BILLION NAIRA FRAUD ROCKS PENCOM ICPC, INVESTIGATES AISHA DAHIR UMAR

 Felix Onajite The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, is set to probe the acting director-general of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Aisha Dahir-Umar, for alleged misappropriation of funds, flagrant violation of procurement process and abuse of office, THE WITNESS reports. The investigation, THE WITNESS gathered, follows recent findings by the joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Pensions, which revealed high level of financial recklessness in the commission headed by Dahir-Umar. According to the committees, the pension commission fraudulently spent N9 billion on salaries of only 386 staff, and another…

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DONT USE CORONAVIRUS AS EXCUSE TO LOOT, ICPC WARNS PUBLIC OFFICERS

By Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), involved in the management of Coronavirus disease, against abuse of procurement process. It cautioned against inflation and padding of cost of items being procured under emergencies. It said COVID-19 should not be used as excuse for corruption in any sector of the economy. It said emergency response is not immune to corruption risks. But the commission has put measures in place to check those who may…

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