ICPC To Probe Corruption Allegations Against APC Chairman, Oshiomhole
By Olumidagreaton November 14, 2018
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Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, may face investigation from the operatives of one of the anti-graft agency the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over allegations that he collected bride during the just concluded Primaries of the party.
This is coming few weeks after the APC leader was grill by the operatives of the State Security Service over same allegations.
According to the spokesman of ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the agency will, first of all, verify if there is a petition against the APC chairman and then carry out an assessment of the petition before proceeding to investigate the allegations.
Okoduwa spoke to protesters led by a legal practitioner and civil right activist, Stanley Onukwufor, in Abuja on Wednesday.
“Then, the next step is to investigate the petition and see whether there is anything worthy of investigating in the matter.
“It goes through our normal processes. But let me just sound a note of caution. We receive petitions virtually every hour. So, the petitions is like queuing up and had to be addressed in the sequences they come.
The anti-Oshiomhole protesters at the office of the ICPC carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘With Oshiomhole APC is nowhere;’ ‘ICPC, probe Oshiomhole now;’ ‘Buhari, remove Oshiomhole;’ ‘Oshiomhole is corrupt;’ and ‘Oshiomhole must go.”
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