The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC has denied receiving any letter from the Federal Government informing its Chairman, Ekpo Nta to proceed on compulsory leave beginning from today, October 26th.
Below is a statement signed by the Commissioner, Public Enlightenment and Spokesperson for the Commission, Edet Ufot and dated October 26th:
"The attention of the Management of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been drawn to the report of above title in the Vanguard newspaper of 26th October, 2016 authored by one Ben Agande and replicated under different titles by some other online and traditional publications.
The report purports that ICPC is in receipt of a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, informing the Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, “to proceed on compulsory leave beginning from today, October 26”. It goes further to impute perceived reasons for the alleged “sack” of the Chairman while quoting an anonymous “ICPC source”. No such letter or letters have been received in the Commission.
ICPC has brought this matter to the attention of the relevant authorities for appropriate action."