President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman.
A statement signed by Femi Adesina special adviser to the President on media and publicity says “the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP”.
The panel which was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN had the mandate to investigate specifically mandated cases of corruption, abuse of office and similar offences by public officers.
According to the statement,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”.
Recall that Mr Obono Obla has reportedly been under investigation for allegations connected to activities of the committee.