Nigeria: ICPC arrests Three Polytechnic Rectors Over Alleged N10.2m Bribe
London, April 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Three top management members of Federal Polytechnic Rectors, COFER have been arrested by operatives of Nigeria Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC for being in possession of N10.2million bribe.
The suspects who are polytechnic rectors are: Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Yahaya, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State, who also doubles as the Chairman of COFER; John Taiwo Adekolawole, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State; and Arch. Waziri Sanusi Gumau of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State.
Confirming the arrest, ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa said, the Rectors were arrested at the premises of the National Board for Technical Education (NABTE) Abuja, through a sting operation by the Commission.
Also arrested with the rectors was the Secretary of COFER, Ayegba Benjamin Godwin, with the sum of N10, 250, 0000 cash after a whistle-blower informed ICPC that the four suspects and others at large were perfecting plans to violate the provisions of Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
Mrs Okoduwa said the suspects who have been granted administrative bail by ICPC will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded