Senate opposes secret investigation of suspended SGF Babachir Lawal

The Senate has threatened to make public documents incriminating suspended secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal, if the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo-led panel failed to conduct its investigation publicly. 

Sani who expressed his stance on the issue in Kaduna on Monday, April 24, while reacting to a statement by the vice president’s spokesman that the panel’s proceedings will....
be closed sessions, noted that the outcome of a secret investigation might not meet the expectations of Nigerians who wanted to see the fight against corruption of this administration waged across all political parties.

 “If Osinbajo committee has chosen a close session, the senate committee will conduct an open session and provide the general public all the documents which we have and which we used to indict public officials who profited from unwholesome deals. I have a fear that Osinbajo committee will end up as in-house or family affair as it is. 

So, I call on the Federal Government to make everything public for Nigerians to know,” the senator representing Kaduna central said. Meanwhile, the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, was quizzed for over 12 hours on Monday, April 24, Daily Trust reports.