Certificate Scam: Reps Call For Obono-obla’s Sacking

The House of Representatives has called for the sacking of Chief Okoi Obono - Obla as the Special Adviser on Prosecutions and Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel .

While asking the Inspector - General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to investigate and prosecute Obono -Obla, the lower chamber of the National Assembly urged the schools the presidential aide claimed to have attended to withdraw his certificates .

The lawmakers alleged that Obono -Obla’ s Law degree was allegedly “ obtained fraudulently and should be withdrawn by the University of Jos. ”

These were part of the recommendations in a report by the Houses’ Ad Hoc Committee on ‘ The Need to Investigate the Legality and Modus Operandi of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel . ’

The report was unanimously adopted at the plenary on Thursday .

The recommendations as approved were that “ the President should be urged to dissolve the panel in view of the arbitrary use of powers and abuse of office by the chairman ( Obono- Obla). ”
Other recommendations included, “ That the Code of Conduct Bureau should be utilised to perform the functions that the panel sought to perform in the current anti -corruption drive.

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