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ICPC Agency seizes property, cars worth N400m from corrupt civil servants

With one of civil servants having 18 property, the commission seized the property from three officials of the Ministry of Niger Delta.

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Tribunal has seized property and cars worth over N400m from corrupt and wealthy civil servants.

According to a report by The Punch, the agency has seized 24 property and several cars from three civil servants.

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With one of civil servants having 18 property, the commission seized the property from three officials of the Ministry of Niger Delta.

In a document obtained from the Office of the Chairman of the ICPC, Ekpo Nta, with the title ‘Notice of Seizure of Movable and Immovable Properties Pursuant to Section 45 (4) a – (b) of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Ac 2000, the property was seized because they were “excessive of the emoluments of the affected officers.'

Although the document, dated August 11, 2015, is silent on the status of the officials, it was gathered that three officials, Poloma Kabiru Nuhu, Mangset Longyl Dickson and Daniel Obah, who are all principal account officers of the ministry, were dealt with as a result of the outcome of investigations by the ICPC.

The ICPC boss said the decision to seize the property would be served on the appropriate Land Registries and Departments in all the states where the property are situated.

According to Nta, one of the officers, Nuhu, has 10 hectares of land, covered by Right of Occupancy at Kuje and valued at N50m, an uncompleted duplex at Diamond Estate, Apo, Abuja, that is worth N90m and 16 plots of land which are all covered by Certificate of Occupancy in different parts of Gwagwalada, Abuja.

On his part, Dickson, is said to have a plot of land at Kubwa District, Cadastral Zone, Abuja valued at N7m.

The third official, Obah, is said to own a four-bedroom duplex at Karsana South District, Abuja, valued at N60m, different plots of land in Abuja and Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Nta said Obah has He is also said to have a plot of land at Ozuoba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Other plots of land said to belong to Obah are located in Umuodili Odubo Community in Rivers that is worth N16.5m; Olipobo Rumuekini Layout, Obio Akpor Local Government Area valued at N18m and another plot at Livingstone Estate Umuogodo, Igbo Etche in Obio Akpor Local Government of the Rivers State.

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