By Danladi Al-Hassan
Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla, the Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), has been suspended from office.
Obono-Obla’s suspension letter, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, directed the embattled lawyer to step down and then proceed to answer questions from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
He is to face probe over allegations of certificate forgery and other corruption-related charges.
The SGF’s letter indicated that while Obono-Obla remained on suspension, the Solicitor General of the Federation, Dayo Apata, would take charge of the panel on recovery of public property.
Other members of the panel will however remain in office.