The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has vowed that corrupt persons will not be allowed the luxury of enjoying their loot.
The chairman of the commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, made the assertion at the inauguration of the commission’s prototype state office building in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
According to Owasanoye, the commission’s war against corruption is steadily making progress with the collective commitment of stakeholders in the country.
He explained that the ICPC, with the support of credible partners, had been working to deal with Illicit Financial Flows (IFFS) out of the country.
So far, he stated that their Proceeds of crime Tracing, Recovery, Management tool has ensured that the corrupt are denied the luxury of enjoying their loot.
He said, “The commission in this regard has in accordance with the recently passed Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 disposed of some of the moveable and immovable proceeds of crime on which it secured final forfeiture.”
The fight against corruption, according to him, is a collective responsibility of all, not just of the anti-corruption and other law enforcement agencies.
In this regard, he assured that they would fight corruption to an existential threat to the stability of society and the peace and progress of society, stressing that there is no middle course or alternative as they either deal with the malady or it will ultimately trigger a social crisis.
While enjoining the Ondo government to join hands in the fight against corruption, the chairman said that Ondo was among the states giving home to one of the prototype buildings delivered in the first phase of the commission’s initiative across the country.
The two-storey facility has a conference room, staff offices, interview rooms, detention facility, library, and stores among others.
He said the edifice will also enhance the productivity of its officers deployed to the state.
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