Panel probing Babachir, NIA DG to meet in secret

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[Abuja]–The panel announced  by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe allegations against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Mr. Ayo Oke will hold its proceedings in secret.

The panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with Attorney-General & Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Rtd Major General Babagana Munguno as members, has said it has “commenced its work in earnest” today.

The Committee announced its mode of operations in a statement signed by Laolu Akande, the spokesman to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

According to the statement, the panel will  investigate allegations of legal and due process violations made against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 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.

“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 scrutinise documents that may throw some light on the issues raised in both cases,”Akande said.

The panel  is expected to submit its report to the President after the two weeks’ deadline.

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