The Presidency on Saturday assured that the Presidential Investigative Panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will carry out its assignment without fear or favour.
The three-man panel, with members including the Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, was constituted on Wednesday to probe allegations of legal and due process violations made against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal.
It is also to investigate 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, which was linked to the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, who has been suspended.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, reads “The panel which is expected to submit its report to the President at the expiration of the 14-day deadline, will conduct it’s work with utmost diligence and without fear or favour.”
According to the statement, the committee has since commenced its work in earnest.
It said that all private and public officials linked to the cases will be probed by the committee.
“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 scrutinize 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, ” it stated.