BREAKING: Rejected ICPC board nominee, Maimuna Aliyu re-arrested

MAIMUNA Aliyu, one of the two persons whose nomination to the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) was rejected,  has again been invited to explain how she raised fund to buy property in Dubai.

Aliyu was picked up by ICPC operatives on Wednesday in Abuja, and is currently at the Commission’s headquarters, an insider told The ICIR. 

On August 1 2017, then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo nominated Aliyu and Saadu Alanamu, former Chairman of the Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, into the board of the ICPC, but following a report by The ICIR, their nominations were stepped down.

    Aliyu, a former director with Aso Savings and Loans Plc, an Abuja-based microfinance bank, was later charged to court by the ICPC, on a three-count charge of abuse of office, misappropriation of public funds and criminal breach of trust.

    She was accused of defrauding Aso Savings and Loans to the tune of N57 million, but she pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N10 million, with two sureties in like sum who must also be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

    The source told The ICIR that Aliyu was today re-arrested to explain how she raised fund to buy a Dubai house which was recently traced to her.

    As at 18: 28 pm Aliyu was still in the custody of the ICPC.

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