ICPC begins investigation of fraudulent diversion of Covid-19 monetary aids, palliatives

ICPC begins investigation of fraudulent diversion of Covid-19 monetary aids, palliatives

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) says it has started probing alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.

This was disclosed by the anti-graft agency’s director of operations, Akeem Lawal, on Thursday, May 28, during a virtual meeting of stakeholders, Premium Times reports.

Lawal said there are allegations of fraud by some public institutions in the release and distribution of grains from strategic food reserve.

ICPC begins investigation of fraudulent diversion of Covid-19 monetary aids, palliatives

He said the cases include alleged infractions in the procurement of COVID-19 palliatives and logistics and community enlightenment activities. Lawal vowed that all reported cases will be investigated and prosecuted.

In his own address, the ICPC chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, said that the commission had issued an advisory on response management for COVID-19 fund.

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Owasanoye assured that the agency would monitor all donations made by the private sector to ensure transparency and accountability.

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