- The former chairman of SPIP, Okoi Obono-Obla, says there is no need for him to appear before ICPC as the agency can investigate him without him appearing in person
- Obono-Obla challenges the anti-graft agency to make public the result of its investigation against him
- The SPIP chairperson notes that he is clean of corruption allegation, noting that the burden is on the ICPC to prove his culpability
The former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, has said he will not honour the invitation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) which is investigating him for alleged corruption.
Obono-Obla told The Nation newspaper that there was no need for him to appear before ICPC as the agency can investigate him without him appearing in person.
He also challenged the anti-graft agency to make public the result of its investigation against him. He said the agency has exceeded the September 2019 deadline given it by President Muhammadu Buhari to submit its findings.
The former SPIP chairman stated that he was clean of corruption allegation, noting that the burden is on ICPC to prove he is culpable of corruption.
He said he was determined to make a difference in the fight against corruption but was betrayed and let down.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that Okoi Obono-Obla has said his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari resulted in him being persecuted by officials in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
In a letter to President Buhari, he said he resisted pressure by some principal members in the office of the vice president to compromise investigations.
Obono-Obla alleged that officials in the office of the vice-president are now persecuting him because he refused to do their and bidding.
The ex-SPIP chairman alleged that his trouble started when the vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo was acting president.
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