ICPC to Investigate Oshiomhole over Corruption Allegations

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it would investigate the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole over corruption allegations levelled against him.

This was disclosed Wednesday by the spokesperson of the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, during an address with some protesting members of the APC under the aegis of Coalition for New Nigeria (CNN).

She said, “First of all, we will verify whether, indeed, he has a petition against him, and from there, we will look at what they are complaining about. Then, the next step is to investigate the petition and see whether there is anything worthy of investigating in the matter.”

Okoduwa however said “We receive petitions virtually every hour. So, the petitions are queuing up and had to be addressed in the sequences they come.”

“So, if a petition comes right now, you don’t expect it to be investigated before all others before it.”

Scores of protesters yesterday stormed the headquarters of the ICPC asking for the prosecution of the Oshiomhole.

The placard-carrying protesters said the protest was staged to arrest the danger faced by the governing APC occasioned by the integrity challenged national chairman, Oshiomhole.

The CNN Convener, Barr. Stanley Onu, who addressed journalists, advised Oshiomhole to resign owing to the allegations against him which led to his invitation by the operatives of the Department of Security Service (DSS).

“In the event Mr. Oshiomhole chooses to tread the path of the little honour left of him, we urge President Buhari to ask him to leave before he leads the APC down the path of ignominy in 2019,” he said.

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