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Anti Corruption Graft – Okiro Ordered to Return N133m

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other relevant Offences Commission (ICPC) has directed the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, to remit N133 mlln. to the federal treasury through the ICPC recovery account at First City Monument Bank.

This was the balance of the N350m he received from the federal government for staff trainings and physical monitoring of police personnel in the course of the last general election.

The ICPC in addition ordered the employees of the commission who were paid two-way return ticket and Airport taxi fares to locations within the Federal Capital Territory and states with nearby proximity to Abuja in the course of the monitoring exercise to return back to the treasury cash amounting to N11.75m

“Consequently, this Commission hereby directs as follows that the total balance of N133,413,845.99 from the N350,000,000 2015 election monitoring exercise domiciled within FCMB be remitted to the federal treasury through the ICPC Recovery Account No. 1012929790 at Zenith Bank Plc”.

The anti-graft agency told these in its report of investigations into allegations of graft levelled against Okiro by a PSC worker, Aaron Kaase, who petitioned the ICPC in May, 2015 through alleged moves by Okiro to swindle the PSC to the tune of N275 mlln..

He alleged that the retired Inspector-General of Police claimed that the cash would be used to train 900 PSC employees when the total number of the employees of the commission was 391.

Though the ICPC confirmed that the PSC has only 391 workers against to 900 claimed by Okiro, it didn’t indict him through the discrepancy.

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