Five out of the 17 federal Permanent Secretaries sacked by President Muhammodu Buhari on Tuesday, may face trial for alleged corruption.
Information from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) reveals that N292 million was found in an account operated by one of the retired Permanent Secretaries account.
ICPC officials had commenced investigations into the personal accounts operated by the permanent secretaries immediately Buhari submitted the ministerial list to the Senate and it was discovered that the account had swollen to N292 million in just five months.
A source at ICP headquarters who spoke with Punch said: “It is true that the ICPC is probing the activities of the permanent secretaries. About N292m was traced to the account of one of the recently retired permanent secretaries.
The commission has concluded investigating some of the permanent secretaries while others are still being investigated. For those that we have concluded investigations on them, we have sent their files to relevant places for action.
It is not exactly true that those who were not sacked by the President in the recent exercise are innocent. They are also being investigated.”he said
The retired Perm Secs include Aliyu Ismaila; Godknows Igali; Alhaji Baba Farouk; Abdulkadir Musa; Linus Awute; Fatima Bamidele; Obinna John Chukwu; Ezekiel Oyemomi; Anasthesia Nwaobia; Tunji Olaopa; George A. Ossi ; Mike John Nwabiala; Mohammed Bashar and Abdullahi Yola.