September 27, 2023

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, has said that the Commission was not at liberty to disclose information related to the identity of a petitioner and suspects, or the status of any investigative activities until investigation was completed.

“Section 64 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 clearly forbids the Commission to reveal any information, the identity of informers and all other circumstances relating to a matter except to a trial Judge or the defence lawyer in any civil, criminal or other proceedings,” he explained.
Professor Owasanoye made the clarification on Thursday during an advocacy visit to the Commission’s headquarters by the Service Compact with All Nigerians (SERVICOM) Office led by its National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Nnenna Akajimeli.
The Chairman according to a statement by ICPC’s spokesperson,
Mrs. Azuka Ogugua
revealed that “when cases are received, they are investigated to ascertain which ones are to be handled by the Commission, as not all reported cases fall under the purview of ICPC”. However, he said, despite the Commission’s efforts to be responsive to requests for information, ICPC was constrained by law not to disclose any piece of information regarding any case that is still under investigation to anyone.
Speaking at the meeting, the SERVICOM National Coordinator, Akajimeli stated the advocacy visit was to improve the Commission’s public service delivery by building the capacity of the management through training and to demonstrate how services can be improved in practice.
The Coordinator
praised the Commission for the creation of the SERVICOM unit saying she was happy at the progress the unit has made so far.
According to her, law enforcement agencies in Nigeria can offer quality service to the public despite the delicate nature of their mandate, and advocated a proactive disclosure of what customers should expect when coming to the Commission.
“The quality of governance is determined by the quality of services delivered to citizens and extent to which these services meet their expectations, and therefore SERVICOM’s mandate focuses on improving the quality of service delivery to the public by working with MDAs to ensure effective service delivery”, she said.
She urged the Commission to continue its engagement and support to the SERVICOM team in the Commission as that would help to achieve a more effective service delivery.
The highlight of the visit was the naming of ICPC Chairman as a SERVICOM Ambassador. In attendance were the Commission’s Board Members, Directors and State Residents Anti-Corruption Commissioners in the 21 State offices across the Federation who joined the meeting virtually.

50 thoughts on “Why ICPC, won’t disclose investigative activities until …-Chairman

  1. I’m writing on this topic these days, bitcoincasino, but I have stopped writing because there is no reference material. Then I accidentally found your article. I can refer to a variety of materials, so I think the work I was preparing will work! Thank you for your efforts.

  2. Thank you for some other excellent post. The place else may just anyone get that type of info in such an ideal approach of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such info.

  3. I¦ve been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this web site. Reading this information So i am satisfied to exhibit that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I so much no doubt will make sure to don¦t forget this site and provides it a glance regularly.

  4. There are actually a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That could be a nice level to bring up. I provide the thoughts above as normal inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you deliver up where an important factor shall be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged round things like that, but I’m sure that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Each boys and girls really feel the affect of only a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  5. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” by Sir Arthur Eddington.

  6. Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, superb site!

  7. What i don’t understood is in truth how you’re now not actually much more well-preferred than you may be now. You’re so intelligent. You know thus significantly when it comes to this topic, made me in my view believe it from so many various angles. Its like women and men are not involved until it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. At all times take care of it up!

  8. Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Fantastic. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: