by Dolapo Adelana
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the presidential investigative panel probing the allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, to suspend all government officials linked to both cases, Daily Trust reports.
According to a source who spoke on Saturday, the president gave the directive on Friday to the panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The source said, “The president has authorised the panel to suspend all government officials linked to the two cases. He has asked the panel to do this even before the conclusion of its assignment.
“The president has been informed of the involvement of other government officials in the two issues being investigated. More officials have been linked to these cases and Mr President has given the panel the mandate to suspend more people.”
Recall that on Saturday the spokesman of the Vice President, Laolu Akande in a statement said the panel “will leave no stone unturned” as it carried out its duties.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.