The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) says it has successfully secured four convincion while other cases are still pending in court in Edo and Delta states.
Commissioner in charge of the two states, Mr. Ọlatunji Yusuf, while disclosing this to newsmen in Benin on Thursday, said the feat was achieved between 2019 and early 2020.
Yusuf said, “Within last year and now, we have four convictions in Edo and Delta while we have many cases pending.
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“Presently, we have eight cases in court in Edo and Delta going on at different stages. In Delta we have three while in Edo we have one.”
The Commissioner said though ICPC has done pretty well in the fight against corruption the Commission still believes that there are still much to be done and that they working hard to ensure that corruption is reduced to its bearest minimum.
“So, when you look at those things, we have made success. Success is not only about the number of persons sent to jail or numbers of conviction but it is measured on change of orientation in terms of corruption and the perceptions people are having towards corruption.
“So far, we have really achieved a lot even though we have not reached what we intend to achieve. We want to see a Nigeria free of corruption”, he said.
On the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index by the Transparency International (TI), he said the perception was wrong because there have been significant improvements in anti-graft war.