The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Dr. Kingsley Ezeatakwulu Osakwe wanted. According to a press statement signed by Folu Olamiti, the Commission’s Resident Media Consultant, Osakwe, the Commandant-General of the Crisis Control Foundation (CCF), a quasi-military group was declared wanted for allegedly using his Crisis Control Foundation (CCF) to perpetrate fraudulent activities in the name of ICPC.
Olamiti disclosed that the ICPC was alarmed by a Punch Newspaper report on 15 February 2012 that an “ICPC office” at Apapa was gutted by fire on 10 February, 2012, whereas ICPC has no office at Apapa.
Osakwe, a former Biafran signals officer whose CCF had been de-registered by the National Anti-Corruption Coalition (NACC) of ICPC prior to this incident, was accused of using CCF/ICPC emblem in deceiving the public.
He was arrested and questioned by the Police, Panti Street, Lagos on 20 February 2012 but released on bail same day. Since then, he has been evading arrest by the Commission.
It was pointed out that two of Mr. Osakwe’s employees; Herbert Duru and Rose Ndudi Umenduka were arrested and questioned by ICPC investigators in Lagos. They were released on bail after making useful statements that would suggest that the CCF office fire incident was not an accident.
Mr Osakwe’s last known address was at Greenlands Plaza, 67 Iju Road, Agege. The place is under lock.
The ICPC has called on members of the public who know Mr. Osakwe’s whereabouts to contact the ICPC offices or the nearest police station.