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'Immunity clause does not protect president, governors from probe'

22 July 2015, 16:20

Abuja - The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences has said the Nigerian Constitution never barred public officers from being investigated, contrary to widely held views, Premium Times reports.

The chairman, Ekpo Nta, said this while featuring on a Nigeria Television Authority programme.

He said that immunity, which many Nigerians believe spares public officers from being investigated, has never been a safe haven for corrupt serving-public officers.

Also read: ICPC quizzes Okiro over N275m scam

Nta said the major function of anti-corruption agencies and the police is to get any accused into the law court with whatever evidence the commission has against them and for the law court to determine the merit of any such matter, so that we don’t become persecutors.

Read more at Premium Times

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