President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, from office.
His suspension is to take effect immediately until completion of ongoing investigations by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Obono-Obla is being investigated over allegations of certificate forgery and other corruption-related charges.
The decision to suspend Obono-Obla was announced in a series of tweets on the verified Twitter page of the Nigerian President.
The post read: “President Buhari has directed the suspension from office, with immediate effect, of the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public) Property, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla.
“The suspension shall be in effect until the conclusion of ongoing @ICPC_PE investigations into a number of cases relating to Mr. Obono-Obla.”
Recall that his office located in Asokoro had, last Friday, been sealed by some armed police officers.
The seal-off of Obono-Obla’s office was confirmed by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, who explained that the action was carried out based on a complaint said to have emanated from the Federal Government.