Reports from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has it that the commission has got hold of nine suspects allegedly running a fake office of the commission in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
In a statement issued by the commission spokesman, Folu Olamiti, in Abuja on Thursday the commission said the suspects were arrested following a raid carried out by the commission’s operatives at the alleged parallel office located at Abonde Road, opposite Elekuro High School, Akanran Road, Olorunshogo, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The statement reads in part: “Nine suspects were arrested and are being interrogated at the ICPC Ibadan office in Oyo State following the raid on April 3. The nefarious activities of the impersonators came to light when a female petitioner (name withheld) blew the whistle on their operations for allegedly duping many unsuspecting members of the public.”
The statement also revealed that the suspects have been running the office since 2012 unnoticed, adding that items which include one bullet proof vest, 10 wooden guns, 58 case files, one photocopy of ICPC Act, attendance register and weekly duty register, were recovered from the office.