The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed that it recovered the sum of N454 billion from corrupt persons in the last 4 years.
This disclosure was made by the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of ICPC Osun State Office, Mr. Demola Bakare during a presentation titled “Scorecard: Highlight of the Commission’s Achievement in the fight against Corruption in Nigeria” after an awareness walk to mark this year’s African Union (AU) Anti-Corruption Day in Ede, Osun State.
The RACC further explained that the amount included funds recovered from corrupt persons, funds restrained from being spent, tax intervention, cash recovered from domiciliary Accounts, rent received from some properties forfeited to the government, budget tracking and cash in other accounts and so on.
He said, “We have also within the time under review investigated 4,737 cases, secured 90 convictions and tracked 3,422 projects and the constituency and executive projects tracking initiative.”
Also speaking at the event, the head of Correctional Service, Controller Tolu Ogunsakin in his good will message urged the youths to be persons of integrity and uphold the ethics of Nigerian culture.
Delivering his remarks, the INEC Resident Commissioner, Dr. Mutiu Agboke said that integrity is an individual thing and admonished the participants to instill the culture of Integrity their wards. According to him, the older generation should serve as models to the younger generation.
In the similar vein, the chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Adewale Adegbite, urged ICPC to sanction Directors and Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who refuses to support ACTU.
The rally and lecture were organized by the Osun state office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State.
The take off point for the awareness walk held in Ede was from Oke-Gada to S.O.B hall of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State and participants included law enforcement agencies like Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), the Nigerian Police, National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Non-Governmental Organisations and government officials.