ICPC to prosecute health workers who divert funds

Written by on April 1, 2020

Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has warned government and emergency officials not to divert funds or engage in sharp practices.

The Spokesperson for the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement that public officials should also practice “social distancing from corruption” or face the consequences.

The commission said, “As the nation reels from the effect of COVID-19, ICPC wishes to caution against increase in risky behaviour hinged on critical desire to respond to COVID-19.”
The anti-graft agency said from past experience, national emergencies and pandemics instigate need for proactive measures driven by local or national exigency such as the times that we are in.

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