President Muhammadu Buhari has finally dismantled the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla.
The panel has been embroiled in several controversies over alleged high handedness, blackmail and financial impropriety leading to the suspension of the panel’s chairman, Obono-Obla.
The dissolution was announced in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Tuesday.
According to Adesina, 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.
The statement also disclosed that President Buhari said that he was looking forward to receiving the final report of the investigation of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission on Obono-Obla.
The statement reads in part: “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.”
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