Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has detained one Temitope Banjoko, a Supreme Court contractor and managing director of Asbat Construction Limited over allegations of money laundering.
According to information gathered by newsmen, the construction company was awarded a contract worth over forty-six million naira for the demolition — and evacuation of debris — of four houses at the judges’ residence in Maitama, Abuja, in 2017.
The information gathered revealed that the total sum of money was disbursed to Asbat Construction Limited in which the company did not execute the program thereby attracted the attention of the ICPC.
Banjoko reportedly made a commitment to refund the money after probing from the ICPC. Nigerians believed the contractor is expected to be charged to court in the coming days by the anti-corruption agency.