The Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Wednesday promised to investigate the allegation of bribery and corruption against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, during the recently concluded primaries of his party.
The spokesperson of the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, stated this during a protest by some members of the APC under the aegis of Coalition for New Nigeria.
The angry protesters stormed the headquarters of the ICPC, demanding the resignation and prosecution of Oshiomhole.
Addressing the protesters, Okoduwa said ICPC will begin investigation into petition filed against Oshiomhole soon.
“First of all, we will verify whether, indeed, he has a petition against him, and from there, we will look at what they are complaining about.
“Then, the next step is to investigate the petition and see whether there is anything worthy of investigating in the matter.
“It goes through our normal processes. But let me just sound a note of caution. We receive petitions virtually every hour. So, the petitions are like queuing up and had to be addressed in the sequences they come.
“So, if a petition comes right now, you don’t expect it to be investigated before all others before it.
“We thank you for bringing us the petition and you have done the right thing by going through the process of submitting your petition. I think you have already done what you needed to do.”
The ICPC’s decision to investigate Oshiomholeis coming after he was quizzed by the Department of State Services over alleged anomalies in the APC