ICPC Chair Promises To Lead Prosecutions In Court

Chairman, ICPC, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu.

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN, has vowed to appear in court whenever the Commission has a case to prosecute.

Dr. Aliyu stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, 10 January 2024 while holding his first interactive session with the media since his assumption of duty on 13th of December, 2023.

The ICPC boss, who at the interactive session, revealed his strategies to support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s agenda to fight corruption in Nigeria, expressed his deep commitment to realizing a vision for Nigeria where the principles of integrity, accountability, and transparency are not mere ideals but are deeply woven into the very fabric of society.

“My vision aligns seamlessly with the resolute stance of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration against corruption. The President’s actions and policies underscore a steadfast commitment to eradicating corruption, reinforcing our collective resolve to foster an environment where ethical conduct and probity are the norm”, he said.

He promised to consolidate existing inter-agencies collaboration as well as to personally lead prosecution cases in court for the Commission.

“My main focus will be on prevention and we’ll do it through our Public Enlightenment and Education Department, System Studies and Review Department, and the media. We’ll domesticate the message of anti-corruption and we’ll also engage young lawyers to participate in the drive of our anti-corruption crusade.

“Also, as the Chairman of ICPC, I will be appearing in court during prosecutions. If there’s a case, I feel the need to go to the court, I will be there”, he said.

Aliyu, reiterating that the fight against corruption demands a collaborative and multi-sectoral approach, informed that the adoption of technology would be the fulcrum of his strategy to fight corruption just as he called on members of the press to support this drive.

“Our strategy involves engaging diverse stakeholders – the media, civil society, the private sector, and international partners – to pool perspectives, expertise, and resources. In line with this commitment, the ICPC is committed to integrating innovative approaches and cutting-edge technology into our operational framework. From leveraging data analytics for efficient resource management to employing advanced digital tools for effective corruption detection, technology will be at the forefront of our strategies”, Aliyu stated.


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