Probe of SGF, NIA boss ‘ll be done closed door—Osinbajo


Vice President Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo-led ‎Presidential Committee saddled with the responsibility of probing the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke on Saturday disclosed that its proceedings would be held closed-door.

The committee said it decided to use closed door session to avoid speculation, media hype and trial by the media.

But the committee promised that the assignment would be carried out without fear or favour.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had already alleged double standard and queried the composition of the committee

Bar and Bench Watch reports that the three-man panel, which has since commenced work, has the Attorney General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj Gen Babagana Mongunu as members.

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The committee is to specifically probe allegations of legal and due process violations made against the SGF and the discovery of large amounts of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a residential apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.

A statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the Vice President, on Saturday said that all proceedings during the investigation would be conducted in closed-door sessions