JUST IN: Buhari Sends Anti-Corruption Boss On Compulsory Leave

By Ikenga Chronicles October 26, 2016

JUST IN: Buhari Sends Anti-Corruption Boss On Compulsory Leave

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related offences Commission(ICPC) Ekpo Nta, has been sent on compulsory leave by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The ICPC, as well as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are agencies of the Federal Government, saddled with the responsibility of eradicating fraudulent practices and institutional corruption.

It was also gathered that this latest development has sparked panic in the EFCC, as its current boss, Ibrahim Magu, is still serving on acting capacity.

According to Vanguard, a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal, informed Nta that he should proceed on compulsory leave beginning from October 26.

It was also gathered that the ICPC boss had earlier received two letters from the office of the SGF informing him to proceed on compulsory leave, which he allegedly ignored.

Nta, was appointed by former President, Goodluck Jonathan in acting capacity in 2011 and was confirmed in 2012 by the Senate.

It was also gathered that at a meeting with Buhari earlier this year, Nta had argued that his tenure would end on November 17, 2017, to which the President allegedly retorted that by his records, the tenure of the ICPC head ends on November 17, 2016

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