Buhari Sacks Special Investigation Panel

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) which led by Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman.

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

In a statement on Tuesday signed by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, he recalled that “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.

“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 offences Commission (ICPC) report on the ongoing investigations of the dissolved panel’s Chairman.”

It will be recalled that the chairman of the panel has been enmeshed in a couple of scandals including alleged falsification of his school certificate. Mr. Obono-Obla was a special assistant to the Attorney General of the Federation.

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