Anti-corruption agency – ICPC – says it has begun arresting corrupt civil servants who live far beyond their legitimate means, adding that it already seized as much as 61 houses from a female public servant.
Consequently, ICPC may start publishing list of most corrupt Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The Chairman of the ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said this while addressing participants of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies at the Abuja headquarters of the agency on Friday.
Speaking on the theme – ‘The role of the ICPC in the War Against Corruption: Mandate, Strategies and Challenges’ – the ICPC boss said:
“We are developing scorecard like Transparency International which rates countries as to the level of corruption of countries. We have developed one for ministries departments and agencies. Hopefully, we know those who will take the first prize.”
He added that once 2016 Budget is passed, ICPC would begin monitoring how monies are being spent.
“From one of the employees of one of the organisations, we seized about 61 or 62 houses in an estate. The matter is in court so I can’t say too much but I want to say that the officer was not a man. We do prosecution but also try to seize the assets acquired (through corrupt means) so that apart from prosecution, we can strip you of the assets within and outside the country.”