Double Allowances – Acting Provost Jailed 5 Years

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned Public Officers against conferring unfair advantage upon themselves especially  when  they are attending meetings or during monitoring duties or oversight functions involving other government/corporate Organisations.They should stop the practice of  collecting double Duty Tour Allowances from their Agencies and  also receive or demand […]

Court of Appeal Affirms ICPC Act 2000:Upholds seven-year sentence of Bakkat

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi  not only reaffirmed the validity of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 but upheld the seven years sentence of Mr. Ayuba Bakkat who was convicted for collecting bribes totaling N205,000 from applicants. The court upheld  that the citing of  Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences […]

ICPC Arraigns Civil Servant Earning Two Salaries Monthly

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a staff in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr. Adotse Odang Anthony before an Abuja High Court for allegedly violating the provisions of the ICPC Act 2000 through corrupt enrichment and falsification of records.Mr. Anthony was alleged to have manipulated […]

ICPC Arraigns NSCDC Officer Over Alleged Fraud 

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday arraigned Margret Onoja , a Deputy Superintendent with the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), before an FCT High Court for alleged fraud.The anti-graft agency alleged that Onoja lied to officers of the ICPC on the number of bank accounts she was […]

How a 42 Year Old Pure Water Seller Became a Pensioner

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday  made good it’s promise to systematically cleanse the  corruption-ridden pension sector. In a major breakthrough, a cartel master-minded by one Mr. Abiodun Osagie, his wife Mrs. Regina Osagie  and Mr. Oladimeji Bello all of the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHSF) […]

ICPC Warns Schools Against Pre-NYSC Levies

ICPC has received petitions  that a tertiary institution is extorting “levies” ranging from N20,000 to N40,000 from prospective corp members who have spent between two to four years after graduation before they can get final clearance for mobilization to the August batch of the NYSC scheme. ICPC has begun preliminary investigations and the Institution involved […]

ICPC can prosecute without petitions – Court of Appeal Rules

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has ruled that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC) has powers to investigate and prosecute cases without receiving petitions. The anti-corruption agency had approached the Court of Appeal, Makurdi division, asking the court to set aside the ruling of Nasarawa State High Court […]

ICPC Chairman Clarifies “Stealing is not corruption” statement

The statement says stealing is corruption if it involves a public officer abusing his office for private gains as provided in sections 16 and 17 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000. Stealing or theft as defined by the criminal code and penal code falls within Police powers to investigate and prosecute.

ICPC Smashes Parallel Office In Ibadan

Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) last week raided an alleged ICPC parallel office located at Abonde Road, opposite Elekuro High School, Akanran Road, Olorunshogo, Ibadan, Oyo State. Nine suspects were arrested and are being interrogated in ICPC Ibadan office in Oyo State. They are: Ilesanmi T. Okunola, Oladipo […]

Stolen Assets: Only Small Percentage Recovered By Nigeria So Far-Ekpo Nta

The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) Mr. Ekpo Nta has lamented the inability of Nigeria to access stolen assets from where corrupt Nigerians lodged them.  He said only small percentage of recovered stolen assets had so far been returned to victim-states by the receiving-states where such assets where stashed. Ekpo […]