Buhari suspends Obono-Obla, directs him to report to Solicitor-General

The Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, has been suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Wednesday’s suspension of Obono-Obla followed allegations against him of misconduct, abuse of office, intimidation, unauthorised and malicious investigations.
His letter of suspension, dated, August 14, 2019, was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The suspension will remain in force until the conclusion of ongoing probe of his academic records and financial impropriety allegations levelled against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.
The letter reads: “I write to convey the directive of His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for your suspension from office as Chairman, Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property with immediate effect.
“This suspension shall subsist until the conclusion of the on-going ICPC investigations into cases of alleged falsification of records and financial impropriety against your person.
“You are required by this instruction to strictly observe and comply with the provisions of PSR 030405 of the Public Service Rules. For the avoidance of doubt, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice shall be the authority to whom you shall report.”