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Two ICPC Board Members Stepped Down Over Allegations Of Fraud By FG

The Oasis Reporters

August 07, 2017

The inadvertent nomination of two persons facing corruption allegations into the Board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) over an alleged corruption in the region of N1billion has been cancelled by the Federal government of Nigeria.
The two members whose nominations were withdrawn are Maimuna Aliyu and Sa’ad Alanamu.

The withdrawal of the nominees was disclosed on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande.

The development is coming few days after

An investigative website, the ICIR, had unveiled the allegations of corrupt activities carried out by the two ICPC nominees who were appointed by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

According to the website, Maimuna Aliyu is having a longstanding case of abuse of office, misappropriation and diversion of public funds against her while Alanamu is reportedly said to be under investigation on corruption charges allegedly committed when he headed some institutions in Kwara state.

“We are stepping down 2 of the new ICPC board nominees who have ongoing investigation issues with the commission as this presents a conflict,” Akande wrote on Twitter.

“This case presents a peculiarity as we have confirmed that the agency in which they are to serve is indeed investigating the two of them.

“A basic check showed no court convictions against them. But when weighty petitions come up this administration ‘ll always do the right thing.

“While existence of allegations or petitions against someone shouldn’t necessarily disqualify them from considerations for appointments.”

It would have been ironic to see the two officials if confirmed, having to clear themselves of corrupt practices allegations.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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