|Ex-NIA boss, Ayo Oke and former SGF, Babachir Lawal|
In a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, Shehu said that President Buhari had taken the necessary administrative action against the two officials. So, it is left for the anti-graft agency to do its own work.
“The President under our laws can, through the Attorney General enter a nolle prosequi to stop an on-going trial. He may upon conviction, order a pardon.
“Beyond these, the president cannot order investigation agencies to not investigate anyone and does not intend to do so in this, or any other circumstance.
“Based on his wish and desire for a strict observance of the law, the President expects the EFCC, ICPC and such agencies to proceed with ongoing investigations.
“When and where they have reasonable grounds to charge former or serving officers to court under our laws, they do not require the permission of the President to do so.’’
It would be recalled that President Buhari had on Oct. 30, approved the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and terminated the appointment of the suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal.
The information was made public yesterday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, also approved the termination of the appointment of the suspended Director-General National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayo Oke.
The presidential aide said: “”The President has taken the administrative action. All other actions will be taken by relevant government agencies.
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