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Corruption ICPC summons 4 officials of IMT over N113m 'fraud'

The affected officers were invited after failing to refund the N40,000 'illegally' collected from each student of the institution.

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ICPC Chairman Mr Ekpo Nta


The Independent  Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has summoned four principal officers of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) over alleged  N113 million fraud.

The ICPC had also reportedly directed the Rector of the institution and other principal officers to refund the N40,000 collected from each student for hostel accommodation but the money was not refunded.

Following the non-compliance of the directive, the Anti-Graft Crusaders of Nigeria in Tertiary Institutes, IMT chapter, wrote the ICPC in a petition entitled 'Re: Report of massive abuse of office, fraudulent practices, graft and gratification in contravention of ICPC Act (against) the Rector and Registrar IMT, Enugu'.

Sequel to the petition, the ICPC in a letter dated October 14, entitled 'Investigation activities – letter of invitation,' asked the Rector of the institution to release the affected officers to the commission for investigation, Vanguard reports.

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Those invited by the Commission includes the Registrar, Head of Agricultural Department, Head of Final Account and the Chief Engineer of the institution.

The letter reads: "The Commission is investigating a case that borders on violation of the ICPC Act, 2000.

"Pursuant to Section 28 of the cited Act, you are required to release the following officers of the Institute to appear before the undersigned at the Commission’s Headquarters on dates indicated against their names:

"Mr. Sylvanus Asogwa (Registrar) and HOD Agriculture, October 26; while the Head of Final Account, Mr Collins Ossai and Chief Engineer, Engr. Luke Mmamel, will appear on October 27."

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