Osinbajo finally sacks 2 ICPC board nominees over alleged corruption

Osinbajo finally sacks 2 ICPC board nominees over alleged corruption

- The Presidency has announced the sack of two new board nominees of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC)

- The Presidency said the nominees were being stepped down over the ongoing investigation by the commission which presents a conflict in their appointments

- The spokesperson to the Acting President Laolu Akande said the present administration must do what is right amid weighty petitions leveled on them

The Nigerian Presidency on Sunday, August 6, announced the sack of two new board nominees of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) appointed by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo last week.

The Presidency said the nominees were being stepped down over the ongoing investigation by the commission which presents a conflict in their appointments.

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In a tweet by the spokesperson to the Acting President Laolu Akande, the presidency said, although basic check showed no court convictions against the appointees, the present administration must do the needful amid weighty petitions leveled on them.

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

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See Akande's tweets below:

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Legit.ng earlier reported that two of 14 members of the board of the ICPC were alleged to be involved corrupt practices according to petitions filed by the commission.

The duo - Maimuna Aliyu and Sa’ad Alanamu - were said to be investigated for stealing, diversion of funds and bribery by the commission.

Aside from the ICPC board members, others were appointed into the boards of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the Investment and Security Tribunal and the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission.

The man in the Legit.ng video below believes President Muhammadu Buhari is the Commander-in-Chief of corruption:

Source: Legit.ng

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