ICPC REPORT 

Alleged Receipt of Salary Overpayments: ICPC arraigns Public Servant

  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Mrs. Opadule Caroline Abimbola, a former staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service (formerly Nigerian Prison Service), Ondo State Command, before Justice Olabode Adegbengbe of High Court 5, sitting in Akure, Ondo State for alleged fraudulent receipt of salary overpayments. Mrs. Opadule was arraigned before the court on a seven-count charge that borders on dishonesty and corruption. According to the particulars of the case, at various times in 2012, while being a public officer in the employment of…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

ICPC CASE: Court orders Arrest of Ex- Customs Boss, Dikko Inde

  A bench warrant has been issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja for the arrest of a former Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko, to ensure his attendance in court to take his plea on the next adjourned date for his arraignment by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on fraud charges. This was sequel to an application brought by ICPC prosecution counsel, E. A. Shogunle, when another scheduled arraignment could not hold due to the absence of the accused…

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ICPC REPORT NEWS 

ICPC trains 54 Operatives on Modern Skills in Corruption Fight

  Not less than 54 operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are currently undergoing a 4-week intensive training on basic investigation and the capacity to conduct system study and review of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The training is officially tagged: Basic Investigations and System Study Course V. The training which is taking place at the Commission’s research institute, the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi, Nasarawa State is expected to expose the operatives to the rapidly unfolding dynamics of the war against corruption…

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ICPC REPORT 

 “Re: Ibadan varsity bursar refutes ICPC’s claim on auditor’s blindness”: A Rejoinder

The attention of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been drawn to a report in the online version of The Guardian newspaper of February 11, 2020 titled, “Ibadan varsity bursar refutes ICPC’s claim on auditor’s blindness” in which the Bursar of the University of Ibadan, Dr. Michael Alatise was quoted  to have said the Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye made “unverified claims about University of Ibadan”.  After going through the news report, the Commission feels compelled to put the records straight. First, the story’s caption is misleading as…

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ICPC REPORT 

FIIRO Acting DG’s Ph.D Controversy: ICPC makes Clarification

In the past few weeks, the alleged certificate scandal involving the Acting Director-General of the Federal Institute for Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi , Mr. Chima Igwe, has been entangled in a lot of controversy. To clear the air and fulfil its pledge to make public its findings on the matter, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) hereby places on public record the outcome of its further investigations. The Commission re-opened investigations into the status of Mr. Igwe’s pursuit of a PhD degree on the 3rd of…

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ICPC REPORT 

ICPC recovers N77.04b in 2019

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday said that it recovered N77.04 billion worth of stolen assets in 2019. Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for the commission disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the activities and achievements of the commission in the year under review. Okoduwa said that the total recovery, both in cash and fixed assets, was made through operations, interim and final forfeitures. She gave the breakdown of the figure as N32.038 billion worth of land, buildings and vehicles; N767 million from project tracking,…

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ICPC REPORT 

Appeal Court affirms 12-year Jail Term for Ex-Kwara Poly Governing Board Chair

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ilorin the Kwara State capital has upheld the judgment of a High Court which handed down a 12-year jail term to a former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr. Saadu Alanamu. Dr. Alanamu who was nominated into the Board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in 2017 but was later dropped on an allegation of corruption had earlier been found guilty of collecting N5,000,000 bribe from a contractor friend of his as kickback for the award…

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ICPC REPORT 

PTAD seeks ICPC Support to fight Pension Fraud

The Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Dr. Chioma Ejikeme, has sought the assistance of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in clamping down on perpetrators of various pension frauds. The PTAD Executive Secretary made the plea when she led a team of her management staff on a courtesy visit to ICPC headquarters in Abuja, recently. She stated that pensioners’ experience under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) being implemented by PTAD, had been unsavoury and that it was this bad experience that necessitated…

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ICPC REPORT 

ICPC, NFIU, Others resolve to block Illicit Financial Flows from Nigeria

The Federal Government has set up an inter-agency team to tackle the growing rate of illegal movement of huge sums of money from Nigeria to foreign countries. Special Adviser on Economic Matters, Office of the Vice President and Chairman of the Inter-agency Committee on Illicit Financial Flows, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, explained that funds meant for development were stolen and stashed away outside the country through various forms of corruption including smuggling, money laundering and tax evasion amongst others. Dipeolu at a workshop recently in Abuja, with member agencies of the…

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ICPC REPORT 

376,631 apply for 220 ICPC jobs

One of the nation’s anti-graft agencies, the ICPC, has announced that 376,631 applications were received to fill 220 available positions it is offering. In a statement made available on its official Twitter handle, the commission maintained that only applicants with specialised skills and required disciplines as listed in its offer will be considered. These include: Accountancy, Law, Economics, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Forensic, Computer Science, Statistics/Mathematics, Mass Communications, Sociology, Quantity Surveying, Architecture, Engineering, Procurement and Forensics. Also according to the statement, the shortlisted applicants will be subjected to an…

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