Contrary to widespread reports that ICPC boss, Mr Ekpo Nta has been sacked, a statement by the body reveals that Nta was not sacked but only sent on compulsory leave.
The statement read;
The attention of the Management of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been drawn to the report of above title in the Vanguard newspaper of 26th October, 2016 authored by one Ben Agande and replicated under different titles by some other online and traditional publications.
The report purports that ICPC is in receipt of a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, informing the Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, “to proceed on compulsory leave beginning from today, October 26”. It goes further to impute perceived reasons for the alleged “sack” of the Chairman while quoting an anonymous “ICPC source”. No such letter or letters have been received in the Commission.
ICPC has brought this matter to the attention of the relevant authorities for appropriate action.
Signed: Edet Ufot
For: Commissioner, Public Enlightenment and Spokesperson for the Commission