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SGF Probe: I can’t tell you if heads’ll roll – Osinbajo

 

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has said the panel which probed Babachir Lawal, suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, will ensure justice served.

The panel, which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari was chaired by Osinbajo and had Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice, and Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser (NSA), as members.

Lawal was probed over allegations of violation of due process, while Oke was investigated over the N13 billion cash found in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Speaking with journalists after submitting the report to Buhari yesterday, Osinbajo said it is in the interest of the country that “things are done properly”.

Asked if heads will roll as a result of the probe, he said: “How can I tell you? If you want to know what is in the report, you have to wait.”

The vice-president said the president would study details of the recommendations his committee have to the president because he had to study it.

“Well as you can imagine we are always fair minded and the whole approach is to ensure that justice is done in all cases,” he said. It is in the interest of the government and also the interest of the nation that things are done properly and that there is due process and that we are not unfair. You can be sure that we will do the right thing,” Osinabjo said.

“It is in the interest of the government and also the interest of the nation that things are done properly and that there is due process and that we are not unfair. You can be sure that we will do the right thing.

“It is s fact-finding committee as you know and what our terms of reference were was to find out based on the fact available to us and based on the interviews of witnesses of what transpired in those cases of the report one involving the SGF and the other the DG of NIA.

“We have now concluded that and we submitted a full report with recommendations to the president. We cannot, of course, give you any kind of details because the president has to look at the report, study it and then make his own decisions based on that report.

“This is a document which has just been submitted to the president. He is the one who will read the recommendations and the facts and then make a decision.

“If you want to know what is in the report you have to wait, you really have to wait.”

 

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