- The ICPC has returned 17 vehicles to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
- The vehicles were retrieved from ex officials of FAAN, who were removed from office in the last few years
- The managing director, FAAN, Saleh Dunoma, said the agency was delighted with the partnership between it and ICPC
About 17 vehicles that were recovered by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) from ex officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria have been returned to the agency, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the vehicles were handed over to FAAN on Tuesday, June 26, at its head office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Saleh Dunoma, the managing director, FAAN, who was represented at the ceremony by the director of engineering services, Salisu Daura, said the agency was delighted with the partnership between it and the ICPC.
The vehicles were retrieved from former officials of FAAN, who were removed from office in the last few years but failed to hand them over to the authority.
Shintema Binga, the zonal commissioner of the ICPC, who represented the executive chairman, Bolaji Owansanoye, handed over the keys of the vehicles to FAAN.
Dunoma stated that FAAN was not only grateful to the ICPC for the effort towards recovering the vehicles, but for also handing them over to the agency, and urged the anti-graft agency to continue with the effort until all vehicles belonging to the agency were recovered and returned.
Also in attendance at the event were FAAN’s director of human resources and administration, Honourius Anozie; general manager, administration, Abubakar Othman; general manager, budget, Biodun Adegbesan; deputy general manager, corporate affairs, Christabel Eromosele; and the head of education, ICPC, Mary Omonoyan, among others.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the ICPC withdrew a two-count charge it filed against the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and its managing director/chief executive officer, Nsima Ekere.
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According to the report by The Nation, ICPC had accused NDDC and Ekere of refusing to honour invitation and request for documents in relation to the construction of Umuihe-Odo-Umuanya road, Umuahia South local government area of Abia state.
Prosecution lawyer, Osuobeni Ekoi Akponimisingha announced ICPC’s decision to withdraw the charge when the case came up on Thursday, June 21, before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja.
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