The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has said that Shehu Koko, a member of the House of Representatives’ NDDC probe panel who was formerly declared wanted by the commission, is no longer wanted.
The ICPC had declared Mr Koko, a federal lawmaker from Kebbi State, wanted on December 14, 2019, for repeatedly failing to make himself available for questioning. The lawmaker representing Koko/Besse Federal Constituency, had been accused of fraudulently acquiring properties and also using his position to confer undue advantage on himself while serving as ADC to a former governor of Katsina State.
However reacting to Nigerians’ query on the credibility of the House of Reps Committee on NDDC, the commission averred that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila intervened and also made Mr Koko available to the ICPC for questioning.
The statement read;
“Honourable Shehu Koko Mohammed is no longer a “Wanted Person” as earlier declared by the Commission.
“Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila had in December 2019 pledged to make him available to the Commission, and he did.
“The Commission had on 14th December through a news release and posts on its website and social media accounts made this development public.”