ICPC Arrests Former Acting NECO Registrar, Gana

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arrested a former Acting Registrar of National Examinations Council, Abubakar Gana.

It was gathered that Gana was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Monday over allegations of financial misappropriation levelled against him as acting head of the examination council.

“He and others involved have been arrested by ICPC. Though some were released but Gana is still in their custody. One of those released told me the ICPC officials said they got most documents against them on SaharaReporters newspaper,” a source said.

SaharaReporters had revealed how he singlehandedly approved and awarded frivolous and non-existent contracts worth N512,794,078.12 out of already awarded contracts for printing of sensitive examination materials for 2019 June/July SSCE.

It also exposed how Gana connived with some senior officials of NECO to divert about N368m generated by the council from the 2018 June/July SSCE registration fees between June and December 2018.

The newspaper as well uncovered a N6bn contract fraud in the examination council. The case involved award of contracts without due process by Gana.

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