Advertisements
Adanla Consult : Exchanger

Buhari Dissolves Corruption Panel, Issues New Order To Malami

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Naijaparry reports.

The president also ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Advertisements

The statement read: “The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice 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 offenses by public officers.

ALSO READ!  Bobrisky Suffers Shock Over Mompha’s Arrest By EFCC

“President Buhari thanks all members of the dissolved panel for their services.

“The President looks forward to receiving the final Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) report on the ongoing investigations of the dissolved panel’s Chairman.”

Naijaparry had reported the Chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, was suspended by President Buhari over alleged illegal financial dealings.

The Nigerian Police also sealed Obono-Obla’s office, located in Asokoro, was sealed by some armed policemen following a directive from the presidency that Obono-Obla should be relieved of his appointment “immediately”.

A source in the presidency says the Buhari administration might ask the University of Jos to withdraw Obono-Obla’s Law degree.

ALSO READ!  Man Bashes Bobrisky’s Car, Then Beats Him Up In Lagos (Video)

“The letter conveying his sack was delivered to the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Obono-Obla’s supervising ministry,” the source told newsmen.

“He may himself face criminal prosecution on matters related to his alleged financial dealings, as uncovered by the ICPC upon investigation.

“He may, in addition, face prosecution with regard to his academic credentials, specifically the WAEC certificate issue.

“Government may ask the University of Jos to withdraw his Law degree and the Nigerian Law School to debar him from practice.”

Enter your email to receive our newsletter:

Delivered by Naijaparry

Did you enjoy what you just read? Then, don’t be stingy. Share with friends and colleagues!
Loading...
About Alamu Tosin 7076 Articles
Tosin is the Founder of naijaparry.com.ng, an entertainment based website founded in August 2015, poised at giving out accurate information as well as assisting both graduates and undergraduates with career advice towards achieving their set goals.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.