ICPC Quizzes Okiro, Others Over Alleged N275.5m Fraud

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Mike-OkiroThe Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday interrogated Mr Mike Okiro, the Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC) and five others over alleged N275.5 million fraud.

The commission also interrogated Insp. George Todonu, Okiro’s Orderly and Mr A.A Bisala, Chief Accountant of PSC, who reported at the ICPC headquarters, Abuja, in connection to the alleged fraud.

Mr E.C Ibe, Mr B. Bello and Mr Raymond Imiobi were also at the ICPC headquarters for interrogation in connection to the alleged fraud.

Okiro arrived at the commission at about 9.51 a.m. in a Black Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep with registration number T98 01FG (PSC).

A source at the ICPC headquarters who preferred anonymity said the invitation of Okiro and other staff of PSC followed a petition published in one of the national dailies.

He said the petition titled “Attempt to Swindle the Police Service Commission to the tune of N275.5 million”, was written by Mr Aaron Kaase, a Principal Administrative Officer at PSC.

The petitioner had accused Okiro of diverting N350 million sought from the office of the National Security Adviser for staff training ahead of the 2015 general elections to his personal use.

He said claims by Okiro that the training programmes were held in three separate lots for Abuja, Kano and Lagos staff of the commission were frivolous, adding that such trainings were never organized.

Kaase faulted Okiro’s claims on the ground that the staff strength of the commission was less than 400 as against 900 said to have benefited from the training.

He also accused Okiro of claiming DTA for journeys never embarked upon for himself and his aids. (NAN)

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