Osinbajo-Headed Probe Panel Ready With Report Monday

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

The three-man investigative committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke, will on Monday submit its report to the President.

This was made known by the special assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Wednesday.

Both Lawal and Oke had been suspended by the President for different reasons; Lawal for allegations of impropriety with regards to contract awards by the Presidental Initiative for the North-East, PINE, and Oke for his connection to the huge amount of money recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as well as the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, are the other members of the committee.

Akande stated: “The three-man presidential investigative committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, under the chairmanship of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to inquire into the discovery of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Osbourne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos and the allegations of due process violations in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) is completing its assignment today (Wednesday) and is scheduled to present its reports to the president on Monday, May 8, 2017.”

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Malami had reportedly told State House correspondents on Tuesday that the committee will submit its report on Wednesday.

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