FG Withdraws Nomination Of ICPC Board Members Over ‘Alleged N1billion Fraud’

The federal government on Sunday, August 6, withdrew the nomination of two members of the Board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) over an alleged corruption in the region of N1billion.

The two members whose nominations were withdrawn by the federal government are Maimuna Aliyu and Sa’ad Alanamu.

The development is coming few days after ICIR, an investigative website, had revealed the corrupt activities carried out by the two ICPC members who were appointed by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The website noted that Maimuna Aliyu  is having a longstanding case of abuse of office, misappropriation and diversion of public funds against her while Alanamu is reportedly being investigated on corruption charges allegedly committed when he headed some institutions in Kwara state.

The withdrawal of the two ICPC members was disclosed on micro blogging site, Twitter by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande.

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

“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,” he added.

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