Heads of security agencies may be invited by Osinbajo panel on N15bn Ikoyi house money
For closed to 12 hours, 35 minutes and 20 seconds, the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency(NIA) , Ayo Oke, was grilled by the presidential panel probing the discovery of about N15 billion in a residential apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday.
From the look of things, all heads of the security agencies in Nigeria may be invited to appear before the panel to explain their roles on the found money.
The three-man investigation panel, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, resumed its session at the Vice President’s Wing of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja at 10.00am.
Sources close to the panel said a lot more are being revealed by the NIA boss came with so much document, supporting the fact that that he informed all relevant agencies of the money in question, denying that a whistleblower disclosed the money to EFCC.
According to him, one of the offices in the know of the the money turned round to let the EfCC come into the matter.
President Muhammadu Buhari had penultimate Wednesday suspended Oke sequel to the claim made by the NIA to the fund, which was found by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The panel is investigating the circumstances in which the NIA came into the possession of the funds, how and by whose or which authority the fund was made available to it, and whether or not there had been a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the funds.
The panel, comprising the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, is expected to submit its report to the president next Wednesday.