The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC has detained the General Manager (Corporate Services), Petroleum Equalisation Fund Goddy Nnadi.
The spokesperson of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, told newsmen in Abuja that Nnadi was arrested on Monday and detained by the ICPC.
She said the arrest followed Nnadi’s refusal to honour the several invitations sent to him by the ICPC over allegations of running private business against the civil service rules and regulations.
The commission was said to be investigating a hotel in Owerri, Imo state capital, which was allegedly owned by Nnadi, against the provisions of the public service rules.
However, documents discovered in the course of investigation showed that the hotel was said to had been established in 2015 and its bank account linked to Nnadi’s Bank Verification Number BVN.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC later got involved in the case and filed charges bordering on conspiracy, bribery and money laundering against the accused at the Federal High Court in Abuja.