The ICPC has invited Ms Onyeka Onwenu, and an internal auditor for interrogation on the alleged N17 million bribe.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Onyeka Onwenu, who is the Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), has been invited by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) alongside an internal auditor for interrogation on the alleged N17million bribe-for-contract at the centre.
Three key officials of the NCWD were grilled by the anti-graft agency prior to the appearance of the songstress on Friday. They are Mukhtar Usman, Jauro Jibrin and Sadeeq Umar.
A source in ICPC said, “Our investigation into the bribery scam has reached an appreciable level of interaction with Ms Onyeka Onwenu. Actually, this invitation predated this new administration. But each time we summoned her during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, she used to tell ICPC that she was either running one errand for the former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, or on her entourage.
“Now that we have arraigned her PA in court, we need to complete the other leg of our investigation because findings have shown that some officials of NCWD were also implicated in the bribery scandal. Fairness demands that we should hear from these officials whether or not they were involved as alleged.”
Abazu, who was charged to court on July 10, 2015 before Justice Chukwu Ndukwe of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, is facing a six-count charge of bribery and gratification. Although he pleaded not guilty, he was denied bail and remanded in Kuje Prison.