Dropped ICPC nominee respond to corruption allegations against her
- Hajia Maimuna Aliyu has responded to corruption allegations against her
- Aliyu's name and that of another nominee, Mr Sa'ad Alanamu were withdrawn from the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC)
- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo dropped the duo after allegations of corruption cropped up following their nomination
Hajia Maimuna Aliyu has responded to corruption allegations against her which cost her nomination into the board of the ICPC.
Aliyu's name and that of another nominee, Mr Sa'ad Alanamu were withdrawn from the board of the ICPC by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, after allegations of corruption against them cropped up in the media following their nomination.
She however denied the allegations levelled against her, attributing it to a petition she wrote to anti-graft agencies, where she exposed the alleged fraud at a popular savings and loans firm.
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In a statement sent to Legit.ng, Aliyu said the firm sold a land at Jahi, Abuja as part of efforts to recover N1billion donated to Jonathan’s campaign funds.
She stated that on June 21, she submitted the petition to the Department of State Services; the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as the ICPC and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
She said that nothing was done about the petition and those she accused were quick to go to the press to deny her of an appointment.
“No matter how long it takes; the real truth about the plundering and looting of Aso Savings and Loans Plc will be made open irrespective of the threat to my life and my family.
“I have been harassed and openly embarrassed as a result of this but I am resolute that the truth will vindicate me. It is important to note that being investigated does not amount to being guilty or culpable of the issues of investigation.
“Even when there are issues to clear, the final destination is the court of competent jurisdiction before any verdict can be passed on anyone. I find it ridiculous that whereas I had written a petition alerting the appropriate authorities of the financial malfeasances at Aso Savings and Loans, rather than take the necessary action against the company and the persons so identified, I am being maligned and my name being dragged to the mud for flimsy reasons,” part of the statement said.
Aliyu said she was surprised that the police that had shown unwillingness to commence investigation into her petition, were quick to allegedly issue a report concerning their previous investigation about her.
“While thanking the presidency for the opportunity of the nomination in the first place, I will pray that proper independent investigation be carried out by the Acting President to fathom out the real situation of things.
“That is the only way that proper justice would be seen to have been done. I will personally be happy to see that those who plundered Aso Savings and Loans are brought to book,” she added.
Legit.ng gathered that Aliyu is a former executive director of the Aso Savings and Loans.
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Legit.ng cannot however verify the claims of Aliyu against the organisation as efforts to reach their spokespersons were not successful.
Watch the Legit.ng TV video report of the anti-corruption walk of the EFCC that held in Abuja recently.