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N300m scam: ICPC Raids MDG Office In Benue, Arrests Accountant, Others

N300m scam: ICPC Raids MDG Office In Benue, Arrests Accountant, Others

Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, has raided the Benue State office of Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, and arrested the state coordinator, Mr. Timothy Aikyor, the accountant and other top officials in the office.

Vanguard gathered that the action of ICPC was sequel to several petitions of alleged financial impropriety levelled against top officials of the office amounting to over N300million.

A source told Vanguard that the ICPC operatives, who stormed the office, ransacked the premises and took away vital documents from the accounts department and coordinator’s office.

It was also gathered that the arrested officials who were few days ago whisked to the ICPC headquarters in Abuja for questioning had made useful statements to operatives of commission.

A source told Vanguard that the commission had also placed embargo on the bank accounts of the MDG office in Makurdi pending an indepth investigations into the matter.

It was gathered that though, some of the officials of the office had been granted bail by ICPC, they were directed to report daily at the Abuja office of the commission.

When contacted on the matter, the state Coordinator of MDGs, Mr. Aikyor, who was also arrested by ICPC operatives, said he was not prepared to discuss the issue.

Attempts to reach the Benue State Head of ICPC, Prince Hassan Mohammed, proved abortive as he could not be reached on phone.

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