The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has seized various landed properties belonging to three senior staff of the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
The three are being investigated according to the commission for possessing properties which are “excessive, having regards to their present emoluments and all other relevant circumstances.”
In a notice of seizure by the Commission dated August 11, 2015, it said that the movable and immovable properties seized from the affected staff were part of the subject of the investigation. It was signed by the ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta.
The affected staff, who are mostly accountants in the ministry, include one Poloma Kabiru Nuhu from whom an uncompleted duplex situated at Diamond Estate, Apo, Abuja, valued at N90million was seized. Also seized from him was a plot of land valued at N50million in Kuje, Abuja and 16 other plots of land in Gwagwalada, Abuja. He alone was alleged to have 18 landed properties in Abuja.
A four-bedroom duplex in Abuja valued for N60 was seized from one Daniel Obah along with four plots of land at various locations in Rivers State with the least value of N16.5m , while a plot of land in Kubwa District, Abuja valued at N7million s seized from Mangset Longyl Dickson.
According to Nta, the notice of the seizure of the properties are “to be served on the appropriate Land Registries and Departments in all states where those properties are situated