Ikoyi Loot: Jonathan, Magu To Appear Before Osinbajo-Led Committee
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele and acting chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu may need to start preparing a good defence as they may be invited by a presidential panel investigating the 17 billion Naira recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi area in Lagos.
The trio are amongst some high-profile personalities that are expected to appear before the three-man committee headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The panel will also question the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayodele Oke, and his predecessor, Olaniyi Oladeji.
The owner of the building where the money was found and the EFCC official who led the operation will also be questioned by the three-man panel.
The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, who is also a member of the investigating committee is also expected to brief the committee on what he knows following reports that Mr. Oke briefed him on the NIA operation prior to the discovery of the money.
President Muhammadu Buhari named Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to lead the committee, with Attorney General Abubakar Malami and Mr. Monguno being the remaining two members.
The constitution of the panel came as the presidency announced the immediate suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and Mr. Oke for their respective roles in the grass cutting scandal and the over N13 billion recovered in Lagos respectively.