MasterwebNews 22/4/17 - Osinbajo to Babachir, Oke: Investigative panel will be fair to all

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The presidential panel probing the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency has pledged fairness.


The committee, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, comprises the National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.


The panel is investigating the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the suspended SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North-East.


The committee, which had swung into action since Wednesday, is also investigating the discovery of $43.4 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.


The National Intelligence Agency had made a claim to the recovered fund.


The panel, constituted on Wednesday, was given a 14-day deadline to submit its report to President Buhari.


The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said in a statement on Saturday that the panel "will conduct its work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour."


Akande said the panel, in the discharge of its work, "is expected to invite all relevant officials and private individuals who may be connected to both cases."


Accoding to him, th panel will also obtain and scrutinize documents that may throw some light on the issues raised in both cases.


*Photo Caption - Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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