ICPC Osinbajo's nominee goes on trial for N182M fraud

Alanamu was dropped alongside Maimuna Aliyu after reports revealed they were being investigated for corruption by the commission.

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

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A former nominee to the board of the ICPCSaadu Alanamu, has been arraigned before a Kwara state high court for N182m fraud.

According to a statement by the spokesperson of the the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, Alanamu was arriagned for allegedly collecting a bribe from a contractor.

Alanamu was one of the nominees to the board of the ICPC in August by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time.

However, Alanamu was dropped alongside Maimuna Aliyu after reports revealed they were being investigated for corruption by the commission.

Okoduwa further revealed in the statement that Alanamu, who was the chairman of the governing council of Kwara State Polytechnic, was recently arraigned in court.

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Saadu Alanamu

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It was further said that the ICPC filed an eight-count charge of corruption against Alanamu and Salman Sulaiman, chief executive of Namylas Nigeria Limited, who gave him the bribe, before Mahmud Abdulgafar, justice of the court.

It was further alleged that Alanamu, who was also the chairman of Kwara State Polytechnic Tenders Board, received the bribe on February 11, 2015 as a reward for awarding a contract to Sulaiman, who is his friend.

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The commission also the former ICPC board nominee awarded a contract for the construction and furnishing of an auditorium in Kwara State Polytechnic at the cost of N182,369,625.00 to the company of his crony which was not qualified to execute the project.

The ICPC said Sulaiman was charged for bribing a government official for the award of contract to his company, “thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 9(1) (a) and punishable under section 9(1) (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000”.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, and they were granted bail in the sum of N2m with two sureties in like sum each while one of the sureties each must have a landed piece of property in Ilorin.

Both Sulaiman and Alanamu's case was adjourned by the court till October 12, 2017.

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