The federal government has been urged to probe the recent press release issued by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crime Commission (ICPC), over the investigation into the alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
A statement by the Competent Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust, a non-governmental organisation, expressed concern about the alleged reliance on the unverified contents of a petition to issue a press release instead of documented records and statements contained during ICPC investigations.
The statement which was signed by Mr Godwin Erharire, decried the alleged existence of a “matrimonial cabal” within the ICPC that uses unverified petitions from faceless persons to threaten unsuspecting individuals and organisations.
Mr Erharire emphasised that as a corrupt fighting agency of the federal government, the ICPC must be above board and administered by upright, disciplined and patriotic Nigerians who will not impose their selfish interest on the operations of the agency.
The NGO called for the quick inauguration of the new board members of ICPC in order to check the drift of the agency from its mission and vision.