FG move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers
The federal government has commenced the process of blocking bank accounts of 200 allegedly corrupt public officers. The move was initiated following the completion of an investigation of over 200 cases by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) involving about N40 billion.
Chairman of CCB, Professor Mohammed Isah, disclosed this on Thursday, November 7 in Abuja at a town hall meeting on anti-corruption. He said the bureau had investigated over 200 cases, filed 75 at the tribunal while about 100 were pending. “If the cases are successfully prosecuted and some people are convicted at the end of the day, the federal government will benefit. “We are working with the office of the attorney-general of the federation to block those accounts with no debit further,’’ he said. The CCB boss further revealed that the bureau is working to improve relationship with the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for speedy prosecution of corruption cases. ‘’We realised the need to team up to fight a common enemy which is corruption; so we opened our doors to sister agencies and collaborators. “Corruption has done so much damage to the country. We need a Nigeria where people will apply for jobs and get it on merit, Isah stated.