– Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it would probe the allegation of corruption leveled against the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole
– This is coming barely a week after the APC chairman was quizzed by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged anomalies during the ruling party’s primaries
– some members of the APC under the aegis of Coalition 4 New Nigeria carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘ICPC, probe Oshiomhole now;’ ‘Oshiomhole must go.”
Following the concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday, November 14, said it would probe the allegation of corruption leveled against the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
We gathered that ICPC’s decision to investigate Oshiomhole is coming barely a week after he was quizzed by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged anomalies in the APC primaries.
Rasheedat Okoduwa, the ICPC spokesperson, disclosed this during a protest by some members of the APC under the aegis of Coalition 4 New Nigeria.
The protesters, led by Stanley Onukwufor, a legal practitioner and civil rights activist, carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘With Oshiomhole APC is nowhere;’ ‘ICPC, probe Oshiomhole now;’ ‘Buhari, remove Oshiomhole;’ ‘Oshiomhole is corrupt;’ and ‘Oshiomhole must go.”
Okoduwa 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.
“It goes through our normal processes. But let me just sound a note of caution. We receive petitions virtually every hour. So, the petitions is like 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.
“We thank you for bringing us the petition and you have done the right thing by going through the process of submitting your petition. I think you have already done what you needed to do.”