Os­in­bajo drops ICPC board nom­i­nees un­der probe

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Act­ing Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo has dropped two per­sons nom­i­nated to be com­mis­sion­ers of the re­con­sti­tuted board of the In­de­pen­dent Cor­rupt Prac­tices and Other Re­lated Of­fences Com­mis­sion, who are said be un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the ICPC.

The Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Act­ing Pres­i­dent on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Laolu Akande, said via Twit­ter yes­ter­day that the Pres­i­dency had con­firmed that Mr Sa’ad Alanamu and Ms Maimuna Aliyu were be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

The In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for Investigative Re­port­ing had Fri­day re­ported that Aliyu, a former Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor at Aso Sav­ings and Loans, was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for al­leged steal­ing and di­ver­sion of pub­lic funds and that charges were be­ing drawn up against her by the ICPC be­fore her ap­point­ment.

Alanamu was said to be un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for, among other al­le­ga­tions, bribery dur­ing his ten­ure as chair­man of the Kwara State Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Akande, the Pres­i­dency is drop­ping Aliyu and Alanamu be­cause the fact they are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the same com­mis­sion in which they are to serve presents a con­flict.

“A ba­sic check showed no court con­vic­tions against them. But when weighty pe­ti­tions come up, this ad­min­is­tra­tion will al­ways do the right thing,” Akande twit­ted.

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