- Controversial chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, might face prosecution
- A presidential source who disclosed this said the Office of the AGF had recommended a thorough investigation into allegations levelled against Obono-Obla
- The source also said Obono-Obla was accused of abuse of office, intimidation and unauthorised malicious investigations
A presidency source has revealed reasons why chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, was dismissed.
The presidency source also revealed that following Obono-Obla's outright dismissal, his prosecution is imminent.
Going further, the source said office of the attorney-general of the federation and justice minister had recommended to the presidency that a thorough investigation should be conducted into the allegations of forgery levelled against Obono-Obla.
The source also said Obono-Obla was accused on various issues ranging from abuse of office, intimidation and unauthorised malicious investigations, financial impropriety, administrative misconduct, and allegations of forgery/falsification of records, to mention but a few.
“Actually once when confronted with some of his alleged misconduct and other allegations, Obono-Obla pleaded profusely and was made to sign a written undertaking to mend his ways. However, no sooner had he signed than he abandoned same and continued singularly violating the law and regulations in place in the conduct of the work of the panel.
“The main grouse against the panel chairman was that while it was supposed to investigate only cases referred to it by the government, according to the law establishing the panel, the chairman had been single-handedly taking on cases outside of its mandate and in gross violation of Rule of Law, including violations of people’s fundamental human rights," the official added
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate suspension of Okoi Obono-Obla.
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