And it has begun. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Tribunal has begun its’ clampdown on wealthy civil servants. They have successfully seized millions of Naira worth of property & cars from just three civil servants of a Ministry in Abuja.
According to Punch, a document obtained from the Office of the Chairman of the ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, revealed that the properties were seized from three officials of the Ministry of Niger Delta.
Further investigation showed that the three officials are all principal account officers of the ministry. They include,
• Poloma Kabiru Nuhu – who has 10 hectares of land valued at N50m, property worth 90m alongside 16 plots of land in Abuja
• Mangset Longyl Dickson – who has a property worth over N7million and
• Daniel Obah – who has a four-bedroom duplex at Karsana South District in Abuja, valued at N60m & other plots of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The ICPC boss stated that the commission is of the opinion that based on their investigation that these movable and immovable property owned by these people who are staff of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs are excessive, when one puts into consideration their present emoluments and all other relevant circumstances. Hence, they are now seized.
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