The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ( ICPC ) arrested some job candidates this week who were attempting to gain employment with the agency through deception.
The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), sometimes known as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, is a Nigerian organization that was established on President Olusegun Obasanjo’s request on September 29, 2000. The mandate is to receive and investigate reports of corruption and, where appropriate, prosecute the offender(s), to examine, review, and enforce the correction of corruption-prone systems and procedures of public bodies in order to eliminate corruption in public life, and to educate and enlighten the public on and against corruption and related offences in order to enlist and foster public service.
During the ongoing recruiting interview process, the applicants presented fake diplomas and academic records, according to a statement released by the agency on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
“Declarations of Age, School certificates, and other papers that revealed traces of tampering” were among the fake documents produced, according to the ICPC.
Last year, the anti-graft agency began the process of recruiting less than 200 new officers, but the COVID-19 outbreak caused the procedure to be postponed.
Almost 400,000 people applied for the few available slots, and the ICPC administered online examinations to narrow the field down to those who would be considered for a second round of evaluation later this month.
One-on-one interviews, credential verification, health certification, character profiling, and other assessments are used in the follow-up review.
Those discovered with fraudulent documents, according to the ICPC, breached Section 25 (1) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
They have been detained and may face prosecution once the ICPC’s investigations are completed.