The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices, ICPC and Other Related Offences Commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said while the commission had recovered N53m from a suspect who allegedly diverted N103m meant for three Federal Government colleges, he would remain in the commission’s custody till the recovery of the balance.
The ICPC boss said the commission had recorded successes in the fight against corruption, starting with the recovery of assets seized from officials of government who he said were being investigated for living above their means.
Nta said, “We just returned close to N1bn to the Federal Ministry of Environment and N53m to three colleges in Ogun State.
“An official in the ministry took the money and lodged it into a dedicated account. We tracked it and recovered the money. The N53m we just returned to the schools was recovered from a Federal Pay Officer in Ogun State.
“The man is currently in custody and we will keep him there so that we will be able to recover the entire N103m that he took. He has been disposing of his properties to ensure that he pays up.
“The sum of N103m taken by the Federal Pay Officer was meant for feeding of students in those schools. These are what we have been doing to return integrity to the society.