Nigeria, May 30 -- The Senate has amended the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Act to accommodate two years imprisonment without option of fine to any individual who writes false petition or gives false information to officials of the commission.

The ICPC amendment bill was proposed by the Senate Committee on Anti - Corruption and Financial Crimes chaired by Kwari Abdu (Kaduna North) and a report of the committee was presented at the plenary on Tuesday.

Under the ICPC Establishment Act, provisions are made for the protection of anybody who gives information to the commission in respect of an offence committed or likely to be committed by any other person.

Mr Abdu while presenting the committee'...