//Federal government commences blocking of bank accounts of corrupt public officers

Federal government commences blocking of bank accounts of corrupt public officers

The federal government has commenced the process of blocking the bank accounts of 200 allegedly corrupt public officers.

The move was initiated following the completion of an investigation of over 200 cases by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) involving about N40 billion.

The Chairman of the Bureau, Professor Mohammed Isah,who spoke to journalists at a town hall meeting in Abuja said the bureau had investigated over 200 cases, filed 75 at the tribunal while about 100 were pending.

The CCB boss further revealed that the bureau is working to improve relationship with the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) for speedy prosecution of corruption cases.