The Federal Authorities on Thursday admonished Okoi Obono-Obla, the previous Chairman of the Particular Investigation Panel for Restoration of Public Property Property (SPIP) to cease whipping public sentiments over his travails.
The Chairman of Unbiased Corrupt Practices and different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC), Prof, Bolaji Owasanoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja at a Particular City Corridor Assembly on Battle Against Corruption, organised by the Ministry of Info and Tradition.
Owasanoye was reacting to a letter by Obono-Obla accusing the workplace of Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo of persecuting him due to his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.
DAILY POST recollects that President Muhammadu Buhari had in August suspended Obono-Obla, who was additionally his Particular Assistant on Prosecution, after the ICPC indicted him for certificates forgery and different corruption-related allegations.
Following his suspension, the SPIP chairman had accused the Vice President and another extremely positioned people of persecuting him.
Reacting to Obono-Obla’s letter to the President on the alleged persecution, Owasanoye stated that it’s a “shenanigan’’ to cowl up for the allegations made against the previous SPIP chairman, NAN reviews.
“The strongest protection for an accused particular person is to come out and say I didn’t do it.
“Every other defence is a shenanigan,’’ he stated.
The ICPC boss stated that such allegation was widespread amongst political uncovered accused individuals who preferred to weave spiritual, ethnicity and partisanship sentiment to over up for his or her misdeeds.
He stated a few of such accused individuals even parade pretend medical reviews and gave excuses that they journey overseas to circumvent their trial.
Owasanoye, due to this fact, welcomed the transfer by the anti-corruption companies to sanction any medical Physician that situation pretend medical reviews.
He added that reviews of oversea travels by suspects would even be investigated to confirm their veracity.