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Complaints to the Integrity Commission


A Person who has reasonable grounds to believe that a person in public life is in breach of any provision of the Code of Conduct may make a complaint in writing to the commission and shall state in the complaint the particulars of the breach including:

  1. A period within which the breach was committed; and
  2. The name (s) and address (es) of person (s) involved in the commission of the breach

A person making a complaint shall produce to the Commission:

  1. Evidence to support the complaint including documentary evidence and sworn statements; and
  2. Such other particulars as may be prescribed

A person making a complaint shall not be liable in Civil or Criminal Proceedings unless it is proved that the complaint was not made in good faith.


Rejection of a Complaint


Where a complaint has been made to the Commission, the Commission after examination of the complaint may reject the complaint if the Commission is of the opinion that-

  1. The complaint is frivolous or vexatious; or
  2. The complaint does not pertain to a matter the Commission is empowered to deal with under the Integrity Commission Act.

A complaint shall not be rejected by the Commission without the Commission giving the person who made the complaint a reasonable opportunity to be heard.


Investigation of Complaint


Where upon an examination of a complaint, the Commission is of the view that an investigation is necessary, it shall inquire into the matter.

The sittings of the Commission to hear the evidence or submissions in the course of an inquiry, shall be held at the Office of the Integrity Commission nor any place selected by the members of the Commission.

A person who makes a complaint and the Person in Public Life against whom the complaint is made and subsequent inquiry held, shall be served with a Notice of Proceedings of Inquiry. Those person (s) may be represented at the Inquiry either in person or by an Attorney – at – law.