Crime

ICPC seizes 62 houses from female public officer

The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, has disclosed that the commission has seized 62 houses from a female public officer.

The ICPC chairman spoke at the Akwa Ibom Anti-Corruption Summit in Uyo on Tuesday.

He said, “How would the commission address unexplained wealth by public officers? The commission has a mandate to ask anybody to explain the source of his or her wealth.

“The commission has the power to issue an interim seizure order to any public officer to explain the source of their wealth.

“Through that order, the commission has seized 62 houses from one female officer, the matter is still in court and the property will be confiscated by the FG after litigation.

“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.”

He noted that the commission retrieved 40 vehicles that were stolen by some retired directors of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.

Nta explained that the commission was prosecuting over 400 corruption cases in different courts in the country, noting that those found guilty at the end of the trial would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He said the commission had taken a step further by launching the anti-corruption campaign in institutions of higher learning and among the members of the National Youth Service Corps.

Nta added that ICPC had inaugurated anti-corruption clubs in orientation camps, and that such measures assisted the commission in detecting and arresting about 42 fake corps members recently.

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