Investigation Of Lawal, Oke To Hold In Camera
The investigation of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal and the Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke will conducted in camera.
A committee set up to handle the investigation headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, gave a hint of how it would conduct the process.
it says the process will hold behind closed-door, indicating that it will not be open to reporters.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the committee said: “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.
“All its proceedings will, however, be in closed sessions to avoid speculations, allow for full disclosure and enhance the pace of proceedings”.
Members of the committee are to investigate corruption allegations against the two suspended officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The statement by a spokesman for the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande, said that the camera sitting of the committee would enable all parties in the matter to make full disclosures.
The committee has started its work, as countdown to the end of the two two-week deadline issued by President Buhari has already started.
According to the statement, the panel will conduct its work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour.
Lawal was accused of legal and due process violations in the award of contracts to companies handling the resettlement programmes in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the northeast.
Oke was also accused of transgressions in the discovery of large amount in foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
In the three-member committee with Osinbajo are the Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Munguno (rtd).