Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) for the Recovery of Public Property, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, was on Wednesday suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was confirmed through the official twitter handle of the Presidency.
The Presidency said the suspension is to be in effect until the conclusion of ongoing investigations by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) on his academic records and financial impropriety allegations levelled against
Also, an August 14 letter by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, conveyed the suspension.
According to the letter: “I write to convey the directive of His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for your suspension from office as Chairman, Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property with immediate effect.
“This suspension shall subsist until the conclusion of the on-going ICPC investigations into cases of alleged falsification of records and financial impropriety against your person.
“You are required by this instruction to strictly observe and comply with the provisions of PSR 030405 of the Public Service Rules. For the avoidance of doubt, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice shall be the authority to whom you shall report.”