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ICPC Sends Names Of Corrupt Public Officials In Nigeria To FG



Just In: ICPC Sends Names Of Corrupt Public Officials In Nigeria To FG

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), says it has sent the names of corrupt public officials in Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government.

Naija News reports that this was disclosed by the Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, at an event organised by the agency and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Tuesday, November 20.

The ICPC Chairman said this after he had earlier recommended the suspension of public office holders under investigation.

Owasanoye said names of such persons had been forwarded to the Federal government.

The ICPC Chairman maintained that the commission discovered that some civil servants served conviction terms and returned to work as if nothing had happened.

His words: “Such persons should be flushed out of the system in accordance with extant laws. We have communicated Iist of such persons to government”, NAN quoted him as saying.

“We advise digital information sharing between anti-corruption agencies and financial services sector critical to preventing money laundering and other corruption prevention measures.

“All Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) as a policy ought to have seamless access to existing databases of suspects and the profile, biometric of persons of interest.

“Inter-agency collaboration is essential to avoid duplication and waste of resources in the investigation and prosecution of cases”, he said.

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