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Lawmaker On NDDC Probe Panel Declared Wanted By ICPC

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Lawmaker On NDDC Probe Panel Declared Wanted By ICPC

Hon. Shehu Koko, a member of the House of Representatives panel probing the mismanagement in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), was declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) in 2019.

According to SaharaReporters, Shehu Koko was declared wanted on December 12, 2019, by the ICPC for corruption.

Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC Director of Public Enlightenment, stated that the lawmaker repeatedly failed to appear before the ICPC over an ongoing investigation against him.

He said: “Hon. Shehu Koko Mohammed is hereby declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for his failure to appear before the commission for an ongoing investigation against him. He was declared wanted for failing to perfect his bail conditions.

“He was granted administrative bail by ICPC after he was earlier invited for questioning regarding the alleged fraudulent acquisition of properties, using his position to confer undue advantage on himself while serving as ADC to a former governor of Katsina State.

“Anyone who has useful information on his whereabouts should report to ICPC Headquarters Abuja, any of the ICPC state offices or the nearest police station.”

Naija News report that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, later intervened in the matter.

ICPC tweeted on December 14, 2019: “Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has guaranteed the appearance of Hon. Shehu Koko Mohammed who represents Koko/Besse Federal Constituency declared wanted by ICPC.

“The commission accepts the assurance while it looks forward to seeing the honourable member by Monday, 16th December, 2019.

“Hon. Mohammed had failed to perfect his administrative bail and ignored the commission’s invitations.”

Source: Naija News

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