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ICPC arrests man allegedly carrying N2m to politician in Bauchi



The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed the arrest of one Hassan Ahmad for alleged possession of N2 million cash in Bauchi State.

The ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, who confirmed the development in a statement on Friday night, said the suspect was arrested by the troops of the 33 Artillery Brigade on “Operation Safe Conduct” in the state.

Ahmad, according to Ogugua, was handed over by the military to the ICPC officials in the state.

She said the commission had commenced an investigation into the matter, adding that the suspect had confessed that the money was being taken to a politician in Gombe State.

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The spokesperson said: “Ahmad was in possession of N900,000 cash in new naira notes and N1.1 million in old naira notes and the funds were being conveyed in a tinted black Hilux vehicle with registration number JMA 85 AZ.

“The funds, which were packed in a ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag, comprised six bundles of N1,000 new notes of N600,000, six bundles of N500 new notes of N300,000, and old two hundred naira notes of N1.1 million.”

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