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It’s official! Buhari announces suspension of Obono-Obla

ICPC invites Obono-Obla for questioning

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.

READ ALSO: Amid sack rumours, police seal off Okoi Obono-Obla’s office

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.

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