The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC says it has begun arresting and prosecuting civil servants with assets beyond their pay grade.
The Chairman of the commission, Ekpo Nta said this while addressing participants of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Abuja on Friday. Speaking on the theme, “The role of the ICPC in the War Against Corruption: Mandate, Strategies and Challenges”, Nta said,
We are developing scorecard like Transparency International which rates countries as to the level of corruption of countries. We have developed one for ministries departments and agencies. Hopefully, we know those who will take the first prize.
From one of the employees of one of the organisations, we seized about 61 or 62 houses in an estate. The matter is in court so I can’t say too much but I want to say that the officer was not a man. We do prosecution but also try to seize the assets acquired (through corrupt means) so that apart from prosecution, we can strip you of the assets within and outside the country
Ekpo said that once the 2016 budget is passed, the commission will begin monitoring how monies are being spent in the ministries, departments, and agencies.
He also noted that lecturers in universities who demand sex from female students in return for good grades are also being prosecuted. He said that the ICPC has the right to look into the matter, since it also bordered on abuse of office.