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THE Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)  has made some high-profile arrests in the last few years despite its low profile. 

The ICPC was inaugurated on September 29, 2000. Here are some high-profile arrests made by the agency since 2019, according to data generated from the ICPC website.

On March 15th, 2021, ICPC arrested a former Jamb Registrar Dibu Ojerinde,  for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.


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The agency also picked up Edike Mboutidem Akpan, a Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on July 1,  2022, for allegedly defrauding prospective homeowners of over N26 million.

Amaechi Akawu, Ex-Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria |(AFN), was also a guest of the agency on  October 22, 2019, over allegations of misappropriation of $130,000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

Ekoi Obano-Obia, Ex-presidential panel Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), is another high-profile arrest made by the ICPC on March 20, 2020.

He was arrested after repeatedly failing to honour invitations sent to him by the agency.

The Commission was investigating him for allegations of abuse of office, certificate forgery and fraud, amongst others.

The ICPC also arrested Abubakar Sadiq Yahaya, Ex-rector of Federal Polytechnic Mubi, on April 9, 2019, for allegedly being in possession of N10.2 million bribe money.

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Others are Waziri Sanusi Gumau, Ex-rector of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, and John Taiwo Adekolawole, Ex-rector of Federal Polytechnic Osun and ex-chairman of Committee of Federal Polytechnic Rectors (COFER) both in April 2019.

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