BREAKING: Bad News For Osinbajo, As Buhari Takes Another Drastic Decision In Aso Rock, Today

By Post-Nigeria: September 17, 2019 19:48

BREAKING: Bad News For Osinbajo, As  Buhari Takes Another Drastic Decision In Aso Rock, Today

President Muhammadu Buhari, has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, SPIP, as currently constituted with Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP.

The Panel was established in August 2017, by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to investigate specifically mandated cases of corruption, abuse of office, and similar offences by public Officers.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari thanked all members of the dissolved Panel for their services.
“The President looks forward to receiving the final Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, report on the ongoing investigations of the dissolved Panel’s Chairman”, Adesina said.

Buhari had on August 14, approved the suspension of Mr. Obono-Obla from Office.
Obono-Obla’s suspension letter, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, directed the embattled Official to step down and then proceed to answer questions from the ICPC.
He is facing probe over allegations of certificate forgery and other corruption-related charges.
Trouble began for Obono-Obla and his Panel, in early August, when a detachment of Police Officers from the Force Headquarters, descended on his Agency’s Asokoro office, and sealed off the building just after the office closed for the day. It was a preemptive move to block the Official from removing evidence, one source familiar with the matter said.