ICPC, FRSC, DSS JOINT OPERATION ARREST 37 FRSC MEN FOR EXTORTION

[FILE PHOTO] ICPC Spokesperson and Director, Public Enlightenment, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa A joint inter-agency team led by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for allegedly extorting motorists on Nigerian highways.ICPC Spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the team, comprising officials of ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS), also arrested five persons said to be agents of the corps’ officials in a sting operation carried out simultaneously in the…

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COURT ORDERS ICPC TO VACATE SEALED FORMER ZAMFARA GOVERNOR’S ABUJA HOME

By Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unseal a property of immediate past Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, located in Maitama, Abuja. Justice Taiwo who gave the order in a ruling on an exparte application filed by the former governor, held that the action of the Commission was illegal since it was not backed by law. Yari, had last week prayed the court, to direct the EFCC to…

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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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HOW YARI LOOTED ZAMFARA BY ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and othe related offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed findings from its preliminary investigation of allegations of money laundering and diversion of public funds against the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Abubakar Yari. The ICPC, in documents filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja gave details from the report of its interim investigation of Yari’s asset declaration before the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB and accounts linked to him in two banks – Zenith and Polaris banks. The agency, while accusing Yari of not being…

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HOW FIRM LINKED TO YARI DEPOSITED 90 MILLION DOLLARS IN 13 TRANCHES IN 6 BANK ACCOUNTS

ABUJA – The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Friday, froze six separate bank accounts that were linked to the former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari, following an ex-parte motion that was filed by the Federal Government. Abdulazizi Yari The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, ordered interim forfeiture of funds that comprised of both foreign and local currencies, which FG said was traced to the immediate past governor by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC. While Naira…

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DAY OF RECKONING AS ICPC SUMMONS OBONO OBLAH, TO APPEAR MONDAY

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, ICPC, has issued an order to the suspended presidential aide Okoi Obono-Obla, to report for questioning on Monday, sources familiar with the development have told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Obono-Obla was suspended from office as the chairman of the  Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. In his suspension letter, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Mr Obono-Obla was told that “this suspension shall subsist pending the conclusion of the on-going ICPC investigations into cases of alleged…

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BUHARI DIRECTS ICPC TO PROSECUTE OBLAH

Godwin Tsa, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to prosecute the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, of sundry allegations bordering on abuse of office and financial impropriety. The directive followed Obono-Obla’s suspension by the President following a series of petitions against him from spirited Nigerians and concerned groups over acts of misconduct. Meanwhile, president Buhari has directed the Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice,…

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ICPC SEALS OFF MAITAMA HOME OF EX-ZAMFARA GOVERNOR, YARI

When it rains, it truly pours. That seems to be the lot of ex-Zamfara Governor, Abubakar Yari. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission today sealed off the Maitama, Abuja home of the former Governor Yari whose Zamfara home was ransacked a few days ago by the EFCC had come out this morning to say nothing incriminating was found in the house. This was despite the claim by the EFCC that over twenty exotic cars were found in the house from where he administered the state most of the time he came…

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AKPABIO DRAGGED BEFORE EFCC, ICPC

Wale Odunsi  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Godswill Akpabio and Isa Misau over alleged diversion of constituency projects. Akpabio was recently screened by the Senate after his nomination as minister by President Muhammadu Buhari. The organization said: “If the ICPC and EFCC consider the recovered hospital equipment and six tractors allegedly diverted for the personal use of the senators as relevant and…

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NASS WAATED 2 TRILLION ON CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS WITHOUT IMPACT- ICPC BOSS

ICPC Boss, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, said the nation had spent about N2 trillion on constituency projects without commensurate development at the grassroots. The Commission’s spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday quoted the chairman as saying it at the induction of newly-qualified members of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors in Abuja. Owasanoye, while making emphasis on the ongoing tracking of constituency projects by the Commission in 12 states, said that the…

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