61 houses seized from a female civil servant

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ‘seized 61 houses’ from a female public servant during the course of investigation and arrests of civil servants who live beyond what they earn.The commission disclosed on Friday, that it would soon begin publishing a list of the most corrupt Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the country.

Chairman of the ICPC, Ekpo Nta, made this known while addressing participants of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies at the Abuja headquarters of the agency.

“We are developing scorecard like Transparency International which rates countries as to the level of corruption of countries. We have developed one for ministries departments and agencies. Hopefully, we know those who will take the first prize.”

The ICPC boss stated that after the 2016 budget is passed, the anti-graft agency would start monitoring how monies are being spent.

“From one of the employees of one of the organisations, we seized about 61 or 62 houses in an estate. The matter is in court so I can’t say too much but I want to say that the officer was not a man. We do prosecution but also try to seize the assets acquired (through corrupt means) so that apart from prosecution, we can strip you of the assets within and outside the country.”

Nta further stated that the ICPC is also investigating university lecturers who are accused of sexual harassment and rape.

“We have special teams that investigate universities here. Quite a number of students that have spent more than the statutory period, like young girls who have spent eight years for a four-year programme because they refused to do what should not be done.”

“We got involved and they have graduated and we are still looking at the possibility of prosecution.”

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