Buhari dissolves Obono-Obla led panel, directs AGF to take over activities


President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) chaired by Okoi Obono-Obla.

This was announced in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Buhari has now  directed the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP.

Obono-Obla was suspended by the President on August 14, 2019, following an ongoing investigations by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Obono-Obla has severally denied any wrongdoing, insisting the probe is a witch instigated by corrupt government officials being investigated by the panel.

The panel was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President,. Yemi Osinbajo, to investigate specifically mandated cases of corruption, abuse of office and similar offences by public officers.

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