The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), says it has seized 62 houses from a female public officer.
Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Nta Ekpo made this known on Tuesday while fielding questions from journalists at the Akwa Ibom Anti-Corruption Summit in Uyo after speaking on the theme, “Transparency and Accountability: A Panacea for Good Governance and Sustainable Development,”.
He said, “How would the commission address unexplained wealth by public officers? The commission has a mandate to ask anybody to explain the source of his or her wealth. The commission has the power to issue an interim seizure order to any public officer to explain the source of their wealth.
“Through that order, the commission has seized 62 houses from one female officer, the matter is still in court and the property will be confiscated by the FG after litigation.”
He also said that the anti-corruption war had yielded good results in the country, as he cautioned public office holders not to live above their incomes.