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ICPC denies its chairman was sacked

27 October 2016, 10:41

Abuja - The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has dismissed a report that its chairman, Ekpo Nta, had been directed to proceed on compulsory leave from Wednesday, Premium Times reports.

Most media platforms had on Wednesday reported that the ICPC boss may have been sacked by the presidency.

The report, quoting an ICPC source on Tuesday, said a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation informed Nta that he should proceed on compulsory leave from Wednesday, October 26.

But in a statement on Wednesday, the spokesperson of ICPC, Edet Ufot, disclaimed the report. It stated that no such letter had been received in the commission.

News24 reported that President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta.

Nta has been sent on compulsory leave.

Sources in the Presidency said the order for Nta to proceed on compulsory leave means he has been sacked by President Buhari.

- News 24

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