President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), established by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman.
A statement on Tuesday by Spokesperson to the president, Femi Adesina, said that “The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been directed to immediately take over all outstanding investigations and other activities of the SPIP.
“The panel was established in August 2017 by the then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN to investigate specifically mandated cases of corruption, abuse of office and similar offenses by public officers.
“President Buhari thanks all members of the dissolved panel for their services.
“The President looks forward to receiving the final Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) report on the ongoing investigations of the dissolved panel’s Chairman,” the statement read.
The dissolution is coming barely 24 hours after President Buhari dumped the Economic Management Team headed by his vice Osinbajo and constituted an advisory council.