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Ikoyigate: Osinbajo panel to submit report Monday –Presidency

The three-man Presidential Investigative Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to investigate the discovery of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Osbourne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, and the allegations of due process violations in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE), will now submit its report on Monday, the Presidency has said.


Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in a statement said, the panel will complete it’s work today, but the submission will be on Monday.
The one-paragraph statement read: “The three-man Presidential Investigative Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, under the chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to inquire into the discovery of foreign and local currencies by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Osbourne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos and the allegations of due process violations in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) is completing its assignment today and is scheduled to present its reports to the president on Monday, May 8, 2017.”
The panel, mandated to probe the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal and the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, met on Tuesday, where it was said to have quizzed Oke’s wife, Mrs Folashade Oke.
She was said to have been quizzed for over two hours at the Presidential Villa, venue of the committee’s sitting.
The committee had, on its first meeting, grilled Oke for about 10 hours while Lawal’s was about two hours.
The committee was also at liberty to invite any private or public official linked to the allegations. The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emiefele, was one of those who appeared before the committee.

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