Buhari Sacks Obono-obla As Chairman Assets Recovery Panel

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The Federal Government has sacked Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property.

This was contained in a statement on Sunday, which added that Obono-Obla’s recent action on President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, ran contrary to the enabling act that established the panel.

Consequently, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, directed Obono-Obla to “henceforth desist from carrying out any operation in his capacity as head of the panel”.

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Obono-Obla was informed of his sack in a letter dated November 1 with file number HAGF/SH/2017/VOL/1/60, and signed by the AGF.

According to the letter, Malami noted that activities of the panel contravened established administrative procedures and protocols in the nation’s civil service structure.

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In addition, he warned Obono-Obla to adhere to FG’s directive that he should hands-off from further presiding over any activity in the name of the panel.

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Furthermore, Obono-Obla was barred from granting press interviews except he first gets to speak on the issue.


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