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Malami revives Presidential panel on property recovery dissolved by Buhari

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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), has reconstituted the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP).

This newspaper recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari, about a year ago, dissolved the panel comprised of five members and headed by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla. The minister recommended the dissolution of the committee after the former chairman was accused of falsification and financial impropriety.

However, it was learned that after reviving the panel, Malami also appointed Mr Dennis Aghanya as the sole administrator of the panel.

Aghanya, who is the head of a civil society organisation, the Anti-Corruption and Research-Based Data Initiative, Dennis Aghanya, will report to the minister and work from the Federal Ministry of Justice’s headquarters in Abuja.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that since his recent appointment by the AGF, Aghanya has picked up the “verification/proof of ownership of property” exercise started by the Obono-Obla-led panel.

The new panel under Aghanya’s leadership has been inviting occupiers of houses suspected to have been illegally acquired from the Federal Government in Abuja.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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