ICPC seizes 100 property from public officials
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has announced the seizure of over 100 property belonging to alleged corrupt officials.
The commission’s chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta disclosed this in Uyo, at the Akwa Ibom State Anti-Corruption summit. Nta spoke on, “Transparency And Accountability: A Panacea To Good Governance And Sustainable Development.”
The ICPC boss revealed that among the property seized were 62 houses belonging to a female public official. He said the commission was still investigating some cases, adding that the seized property would be forfeited to the Federal Government if they were found to be illegally acquired.
He explained that the ICPC has the interim power to seize the property of any public officer that is considered to be above his accruable income. “There are many facets of corruption in Nigeria and the commission would do everything to prosecute anyone found to have contravened the anti-corruption crusade,” he said.
Nta explained that the commission had also retrieved 40 vehicles that were allegedly stolen by some retired directors in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
He further said the ICPC was prosecuting over 400 corruption cases in different courts across the country, adding that those found guilty at the end would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He stressed that the commission had launched anti-corruption campaign in institutions of higher learning and the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Nta explained that the anti-corruption module had been introduced into the curriculum of the University of Calabar to entrench moral values in students.