ICPC Recovers 26bn in Four Years, Says Chairman


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that it recovered N26 billion from 2015 till date from public officials and companies.

The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, said the recoveries included cash and houses.

He said during the process, monies were traced to houses, noting that recently, the commission recovered 32 houses from a civil servant.

“There are situations whereby our efforts lead to recovery of assets, though much has not been done in terms of conviction.

“Anti-corruption is not measured only by convictions alone.

“If you look at our law for example, it gives us powers to do enforcement which means we can investigate and prosecute. This is what leads to conviction.

“And the biggest part of what we are supposed to do is prevention to stop the crime from happening,”…

Source: Thisday Newspaper