by Isi Esene
The office of the Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) was on Wednesday night burgled in Abuja.
The ACN, who has former House of Representative member, Dino Melaye as its Executive Secretary said the crime was perpetrated by those who the organization had accused of being involved in contract scam.
Melaye said, “Our office was burgled at the dead of the night on Wednesday. They ransacked all the offices and threw our documents around.
“We suspect that those who came were looking for documents we used to establish cases of financial infractions at the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and the others we have threatened to expose.
“Unfortunately for them, the documents are neither in the office nor in my house. If the burglars had come for the documents, they will never get them.
He disclosed tat several text and electronic mail messages have been sent to the group to discourage it from doing its job but the motive has failed.
“If it is to intimidate us, I want to state without any fear that we cannot be threatened.”
He reportedly reiterated the group’s commitment to fighting corruption in the country saying no amount of intimidation can dissuade it from doing so.
Chairman, Board of Trustees of the group, Independence Ogunlewe, said if anyone felt that his sensibility had been offended in the crusade embarked upon by the anti-corruption group, such a person should have addressed issues of allegation of fraud rather than resorting to conducts unbecoming of public official.