ICPC Arrest Bayels Attorney General Over N230 Million Fraud

Published 8 years ago by: Paul Eze
at 2-03-2011 01:11PM (8 years ago)

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Bayelsa State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Anthony George Ikoli (SAN) was yesterday arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for his alleged involvement in a N230 million fraud.

Ikoli,  who the ICPC said had been on the run for the past three months, turned himself in yesterday after all his bank accounts had been frozen by the commission.

He was said to have shown up at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja when he learnt that he was to be declared wanted.

Trouble started when an Ibadan-based legal firm got a brief to represent the state and some officials in seven cases.

In a petition submitted to the ICPC, the law firm said it submitted a bill of N300 million to Ikoli and after negotiation, the parties agreed on N230 million.

The petitioner said it incurred all the expenses of filing and was responsible for  the travelling expenses while the cases lasted.

In the end, the court dismissed all the cases and saved the state N260 billion.

The law firm said after the court dismissed the suits, it approached the state through the office of the Attorney-General for the payment of the agreed fees but was told the money had been paid since 2008......


mallorca at 2-03-2011 01:13PM (8 years ago)
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we are we heading to?

mekuseze at 2-03-2011 01:17PM (8 years ago)
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We're heading to a revolt of course
Bazemaster at 16-07-2011 08:26AM (8 years ago)
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