An investigation of the sources of looted items in Nigeria is about to start.

This development which was contained in a press statement obtained from the website of the organisation on Tuesday was disclosed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission The Punch reports.

According to ICPC the probe was necessitated by the looting spree that ensued as a result of the protests across the country.

The title of the statement was, ‘Palliatives looting: ICPC to investigate sources of looted items’.

Before the idea of investigation was brought up, Nigerians had called on the ICPC to investigate and uncover the rationale behind the storage of palliative materials meant for the masses in warehouses across the country.

The anti-corruption agency also said agencies and ministries responsible for the distribution of COVID-19 palliative relief materials would be probed.

It assured Nigerians that the outcome of its findings would be made public.

The statement read, “It should be recalled that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission had earlier in the year taken proactive measures to prevent corruption in the administration of the COVID-19 funds by setting up a monitoring team that was charged with the responsibility of preventing possible abuse.