BREAKING: Babachir, Oke’s probe over N13.2b fraud to be held behind closed doors

BREAKING: Babachir, Oke’s probe over N13.2b fraud to be held behind closed doors

- The probe of suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal and NIA DG, Ayo Oke will be conducted in camera

- Babachir and Oke were suspended on Wednesday April 19 over fraud allegation

- The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Vice President, Mr Olaolu Akande, said the probe panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will be fair and firm in the discharge of its duty

The probe of two top Nigerian officials implicated in the N13 billion cash haul from a private Ikoyi apartment and the N200 million grass-cutting contracts are to be conducted in camera.

Vanguard reports that this confirmation was given by the Office of the Vice President on Saturday April 22. The office said the decision to conduct the probe behind closed doors was to prevent speculation and allow for full disclosure by those concerned.

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NAIJ.com gathered that a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Vice President, Mr Olaolu Akande, said the probe panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will be fair and firm in the discharge of its duty.

BREAKING: Babachir, Oke’s probe over N13.2b fraud to be held behind closed doors

Suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal and Nigeria Intelligent Agency NIA Ayo Oke

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had released details of how the committee raised by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, will operate in carrying out its mandate.

BREAKING: Babachir, Oke’s probe over N13.2b fraud to be held behind closed doors

Mr Osinbajo said through a statement by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, that the committee would “invite all relevant officials and private individuals who may be connected to both cases.”

He also said the panel would “obtain and scrutinize documents that may throw some light on the issues raised in both cases.”

BREAKING: Babachir, Oke’s probe over N13.2b fraud to be held behind closed doors

All proceedings will however be in closed sessions to avoid speculations, allow for full disclosure and enhance the pace of proceedings, the vice president said.

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Mr Osinbajo said the panel “will conduct it’s work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour” and submit its report to the President at the expiration of the 14-day deadline given to it.

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Source: Naij.com

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