By Danjuma Aliyu
Nigeria’s Vice President has been summoned over his involvement in the “illegal” suspension of directors at the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
Yemi Osinbajo, the board chairman of NEMA is to be grilled by the House of Representative committee on emergency and disaster management over the suspension of six of the agency’s directors.
The “corrupt” boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Mustafa Magu and Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of civil service are also to appear before the committee to discuss the same issue.
Lawmakers in the lower house who announced the decision on Thursday, have also adopted a motion by Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah on the need to investigate the proposed payment of $17 Million to lawyers by the Attorney General of the Federation for recovery of Abacha Loot
DENISAURUS News understands that Professor Osinbajo had actually recommended Oladipo Okpeseyi, SAN, and Temitope Adebayo to the AGF, Abubakar Malami.
Mr Malami having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Swiss Government, was able to secure the release of $321 million shored up by the late military General.
The money was released to Nigeria into a special account on December 18, 2017. This was confirmed at a Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting attended by the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun and Professor Osinbajo.
Informed sources told this paper that the Vice President successfully set up a parallel Ministry of Justice, which he has used to continually undermine the AGF by constantly giving conflicting advise to the President.
For example, Mr Malami, SAN had advised that the looters list must only be released if proper procedure is followed. An accused should first be indicted to avoid making the country look foolish on the world stage.
Of course, he was right with his advice. But, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who has set up a parallel office at the MoJ thought he knew better.
Now, we have a list out of looters that have not been convicted by any court of law. Uche Secondus, one of the alleged looters has dragged the The minister of Information, Lai Mohammed to court. He is seeking N1.5 billion.