SAHARANEWS – The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) says its operatives have freed 14 female captives during a raid on an Abuja house owned by a politician.
The building, according to the ICPC, belongs to one Alhaji Iliasu Abdul-Rauf, National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society.
In a statement obtained by SaharaNews, ICPC Spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said the apartment was raided as part of an investigation into his alleged involvement in N1.7 billion fraud.
The statement reads, “The ICPC has requested a senior magistrate’s court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, to grant an order for the remand of the National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Alhaji Iliasu Abdul-Rauf, in prison over his alleged involvement in N1.7bn fraud.
“Abdul-Rauf is alleged to have been involved in multiple corrupt acts including bribery, breach of trust, criminal misappropriation and other frauds running into hundreds of millions of naira.
“After his arrest, a search on his house by the commission revealed 14 females between the ages of 11 and 33 years, locked in one of the rooms and were evacuated, after which they were handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for further investigation.”