The presidential committee ordered earlier this week by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe certain allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke has commenced its work in earnest, with a vow to not spare anyone found culpable.
President Buhari on Wednesday established the 3-man panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with Attorney-General anf Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno as members, to investigate allegations of legal and due process violations made against the SGF and the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a residential apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
A statement by Mr Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, said: “In the discharge of its work, the panel is expected to invite all relevant officials and private individuals who may be connected to both cases. It will also obtain and scrutinize documents that may throw some light on the issues raised in both cases. All its proceedings will however be in closed sessions to avoid speculations, allow for full disclosure and enhance the pace of proceedings.
“The panel which is expected to submit its report to the President at the expiration of the 14-day deadline, will conduct it’s work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour.”