ICPC clears Lagos commissioner of property acquisition allegation

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) has described a petition bother of illicit property acquisition by a Lagos commissioner as baseless.

The petition by the Parrot Deed International Network, against the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Culture and Arts, Uzamat Folasayo Akinbile-Yussuf, was described as unsubstantiated and baseless.

In the petition, dated March 2, this year, the group had alleged that Akinbile-Yussuf acquired some properties while serving as a commissioner in two ministries between 2015 and 2019 before her present position.

ICPC, in a letter detailing the outcome of its findings dated December 21, 2020, with reference number ICPC/OPS/GBP/DOP/674, addressed to the state government, said the commissioner had duly declared her assets before taking up public office.

The anti-graft agency, in the letter signed on behalf of the chairman by the Director of Operations, Mr. Akeem Lawal, said it diligently investigated the allegations and found nothing against Akinbile-Yussuf.

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