General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, has questioned the three-man panel set up to investigate suspended Secretary to the Government of Federation, Babachir David Lawal, and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke. The panel, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, also has Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and Babagana Monguno, national security advisers, as members.
According to Ozo-Eson, an administrative panel shouldn’t be set up to investigate allegations of crime.
“Well, we think that it is something that is positive. There are those who will say that it has taken long, particularly the issue of the SGF. Well, government has now decided to suspend them and investigation is going on, it is fine.
“But what we don’t understand is how an administrative committee, chaired by the Vice President, will be investigating what is an alleged criminal offence. However, whatever processes they have chosen to adopt, what is important is that they need to bring the facts before the nation”, he said.
He added, “we need to know that there are no sacred cows and at the end of the day, we hope that justice will be done and citizens will be able to attest that justice has been done.”
- Bola Kougbe