Obono-Obla: Former SPIP boss drags ICPC to court

Obono-Obla: Former SPIP boss drags ICPC to court

- Okoi Obono-Obla, has sued the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission

- Obono-Obla is the suspended chairman of the Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property

- The ICPC was dragged to court by Obono-Obla, who is challenging the agency's investigation on the grounds that the latter is already prejudiced against him

The suspended chairman of the Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, has sued the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Obla dragged the anti-graft agency to court to challenge its investigation on the grounds that the agency is already prejudiced against him.

He claimed that the ICPC did not invite him for questioning, adding that being declared wanted by the commission is an attempt to ridicule and embarrass him, The Nation reports.

Legit.ng gathers Obono-Obla's counsel, F Baba Isa, said that the anti-graft agency had been served with court processes in the said suit, but they had refused to react to the suit.

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Isa said: “The ICPC has been served with court processes in the said suit, but they have refused to react to the suit but rather they have chosen to carry on as a law unto themselves, ignoring the suit and going on with the media trial by declaring our client wanted without even first obtaining an order of court in that regard."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Okoi Obono-Obla, former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), had been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

According to the statement posted on its official Twitter handle, the ICPC said it declared the ex-presidential aide wanted following his repeated refusal to honour its invitations over fraud and corruption allegations against him.

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Recall that Obono-Obla was accused of abusing his office and receiving gratification from suspects being investigated by his panel.

He was also accused of flouting the guidelines put in place for the panel by the office of the attorney general of the federation.

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