President Buhari has disbanded the Special Presidential Investigation Panel, known as SPIP, for the Recovery of Public Property as headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Attorney-General of the Federation who is also the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has been ordered to assume leadership, taking charge of all pending investigations, including other tasks of the SPIP.
Recall, President Buhari also dissolved the Economic Management Team with VP Osinbajo as Chairman. The President installed replaced the EMT , with a new council called the Economic Advisory Council, EAC, with the likes of Charles Soludo, Rewane and so on as members.
In the statement, President Buhari also demanded that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, deliver a detailed final report of the investigation on Obono-Obla.
“The Panel was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to investigate specifically mandated cases of corruption, abuse of office and similar offences by public officers
“President Buhari thanks all members of the dissolved panel for their services.
“The President looks forward to receiving the final Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, (ICPC) report on the ongoing investigations of the dissolved panel’s Chairman” as stated in a section of the statement