ICPC Seizes 62 Houses From Female Public Officer

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta, made a startling revelation in Uyo Akwa Ibom State capital on Tuesday, stating that the anti-graft agency seized 62 houses from a female public officer as part of its investigations.
The Commission did not name the public officer.
He said the commission acted in line with its interim power to seize property of any public officer whose property was above the accruable income and could not be explained.
According to him, the property will be forfeited to the federal government after all litigations have been concluded.
While fielding question during an interaction at the Akwa Ibom Anti-Corruption Summit in Uyo on Tuesday, Nta said the anti-corruption war was gradually yielding positive result in the country.
The theme of the summit is; “Transparency and Accountability: a panacea to good governance and sustainable development.”
The ICPC boss warned public officeholders not to live above their income as the commission had the mandate of interim seizure of any public officer’s property that live above his or her income.
“There are many facets of corruption in Nigeria.
“The commission will stop at nothing to bring anyone found to have contravened the anti-corruption crusade to book,” Mr. Nta said.
He added that the commission had successfully retrieved 40 vehicles that were stolen by retired directors of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and warned against trivialising the anti-graft war of the current administration.
Mr. Nta further said that the commission was prosecuting over 400 corruption cases in different courts in the country, adding that those found guilty at the end of the investigation would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said the commission had taken a step further by launching the campaigns in institutions of higher learning and the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC.
He explained that the anti-corruption module had since been introduced into the curriculum of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, adding that such measures would go a long way toward entrenching moral values in students.

Author: News Editor

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