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ICPC declares crony wanted over fraud, impersonation

ABUJA—Ex-supporter of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Mr. Ezeatakwulu Osakwe has been declared wanted by the commission for allegedly using hi Crisis Control Foundation, CCF, to perpetrate fraudulent activities in the name of ICPC.

A statement by the Resident Consultant, Media and Events, to the commission, Mr. Folu Olamiti, said Osakwe, whose CCF had been de-registered by the National Anti-Corruption Coalition, NACC, of ICPC prior to this incident, was accused of using CCF/ICPC emblem to deceive the public.

The commission accused Osakwe of raising false alarm which was published by The Punch Newspaper report on February 15, 2012, to the effect that an “ICPC office” at Apapa was gutted by fire on February 10, 2012.

But the commission denied the incident ever happened, saying it had no office at Apapa.

The statement read:  “He (Osakwe) was arrested and questioned by the Police, Panti Street, Lagos on 20 February 2012 but released on bail same day. Since then, he has been evading arrest by the Commission.

“Already two of Mr. Osakwe’s employees, Herbert Duru and Rose Ndudi Umenduka, had been arrested and questioned by ICPC investigators in Lagos. They were released on bail after making useful statements that would suggest that the CCF office fire incident was not an accident.

“Mr Osakwe’s last known address was at Greenlands Plaza, 67 Iju Road, Agege. The place is under lock. The ICPC has called on members of the public who know Mr. Osakwe’s whereabouts to contact the ICPC offices or the nearest police station.”


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