Al-Bashir Ibrahim Saleh, the Nigerian ambassador to Morocco, has been invited by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) as a result of allegations that he spent $200,000 renovating his official apartment at the exclusive Souissi in Rabat, Morocco.
According to sources knowledgeable about the situation, the ambassador is scheduled to testify before the commission on Tuesday.
The sources claim that the ambassador runs the embassy’s business without following the proper procedures.Insiders at Nigeria’s foreign ministry, Tafawa Balewa House, reported that the ministry had also received complaints about mismanaging the mission’s account and other questionable behaviors that diminish the standing of his office.
In a letter sent to the ministry of foreign affairs, the ICPC directed the ministry to recall the ambassador for questioning.
“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 letter read in part.