According to reports reaching OYOGist.com, a former investigator with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has on Tuesday, June 30, been declared wanted by the commission for demanding and receiving bribes from suspects under investigation.
According to the ICPC in a statement on its website, the woman, Gloria Obioma Elih, has criminal charges filed against her before Justice Emmanuel Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court. She was charged for allegedly demanding and receiving bribes from officials of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources who were being investigated by the commission.
According to the ICPC, Elih, who is 44 years old and hails from Anambra State and whose last known address is El-Salem Estate in Lugbe, Abuja, was said to have evaded all efforts to serve her court papers.
It was gathered that Elih, who worked in the investigative department of the commission, was found to have collected some huge sum of money in foreign currencies in order to release four officials of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
The officials were indicted by the ministry for fraud running into billion of naira and following queries by the leadership of the ministry, the ICPC officials were invited and they were subsequently arrested.
The statement reads: “The person whose picture appears above, Gloria Obioma Elih, is hereby declared WANTED by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).”
“Criminal charges were filed by ICPC against Elih, a former staff of the commission, before an FCT High Court presided over by Justice Adeniyi for allegedly demanding and receiving gratification from officials of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources who were being investigated.
“She is declared wanted as all efforts to serve her and procure her attendance in court have proved abortive. Elih is an indigene of Anambra State and speaks English and Igbo languages fluently. She is 44 years old and dark in complexion. Her last known address is El-Salem Estate in Lugbe, Abuja.”