Al-Bashir Ibrahim Saleh, the Nigerian ambassador to Morocco, has accepted an invitation from the ICPC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.
According to information obtained, the Ambassador was invited because he allegedly spent $200,000 renovating his official apartment at the posh Souissi in Rabat, Morocco.
The diplomat was scheduled to appear before the commission on Tuesday, according to a source who spoke to Daily Nigerian.
The source mentioned that Saleh had been charged with running the embassy’s business without following the law.
Leading figures in the Nigerian foreign affairs ministry claim that the government had also received complaints about the ambassador mismanaging the mission’s finances and engaging in other egregious behavior that diminished the standing of his office.
The ICPC is reported to have instructed the ministry of foreign affairs to recall the ambassador for questioning in a letter written to the ministry.
“The Commission Is Investigating a case of alleged violation of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and pursuant to Section 28 of the Act, the Ministry is required to recall Ambassador Al-Bashir IS. Al-Hussaini (Head of Mission, Embassy of Nigeria Rabat, Morocco to appear before the undersigned at the Investigation Division, ICPC Headquarters Abuja on Tuesday 15th November, 2022 at 10am,” the statement noted.