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Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by AdviserGeneral: 2:41pm On Aug 11
The police have sealed Okoi Obono-Obla’s office in Abuja.

Mr Obono-Obla is a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property.

The office of the presidential panel, located in Asokoro, was sealed Friday afternoon by some armed police officers, a source close to Aso Rock and the panel told PREMIUM TIMES, Saturday evening.

The source said the police action followed a directive from the presidency that Mr Obono-Obla should be relieved of his appointment “immediately”.

The source said Mr Obono-Obla is aware of the communication relieving him of his appointment but that he has been dodging it so he could use the holiday period to persuade people close to Mr Buhari to talk the government into rescinding its decision.

“They have asked ICPC to start investigating corruption allegations around him.

“The police were brought in to restrict movement in the office, so nobody would tamper with evidence while investigation is going on.

“The panel is still in place, it’s only Obla that has been removed,” the source said.

“They have built a case of corruption and overzealousness against him over time, it’s not an emergency action, so it may be difficult for the decision to be rescinded,” the source said further.

PREMIUM TIMES has, however, not been able to independently confirm if Mr Obono-Obla has been sacked from office.

When a PREMIUM TIMES reporter visited Mr Obono-Obla’s office around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, two police officers were seen guarding the premises.

Mr Obono-Obla was evasive in his response, when PREMIUM TIMES contacted him, Sunday morning.

“I don’t know about that,” he responded when asked if it was true he had been sacked from office.

“If they removed me, they would give me a letter? Is it not so?”

Mr Obono-Obla, however, confirmed his office had been sealed by the police.

He said he was in his office on Friday but later left for the holidays in his hometown in Cross River State before he received information about the sealing of the office.

“People at the office told me somebody came there, said he is the area commander, he has instructions that nobody should enter and nobody should leave. But that is rubbish. Is that how things are done?

“I am in Cross River, not Abuja. I don’t know what’s happening in Abuja. If they want to remove me, they should give me a letter. I am in Cross River enjoying my holiday,” Mr Obono-Obla said.

The police spokesperson at force headquarters, Frank Mba, did not respond to calls and text message sent to his phone line by a PREMIUM TIMES as at the time of filing this report.

Mr Obono-Obla’s anti-corruption job has often been steeped in controversies which overshadowed some of the successes recorded by his office.

At some point, he had to spend time to fight off allegations that he forged his secondary school certificate.

An ad hoc panel set up by the House of Representatives, December last year, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Mr Obono-Obla over the forgery allegation.

The panel had also accused Mr Obono-Obla of corruption.

Read also: Nigeria’s Head of Service speaks on alleged missing N16 billion in her office

But Mr Obono-Obla had said at the time that the forgery and corruption allegations against him were merely a witch-hunt by people who were uncomfortable with his anti-corruption fight.

PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday published an exclusive report on how correspondence between Mr Obono-Obla’s office and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) led to the exit the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, from CAF leadership.

Mr Obono-Obla is known in the past to have disobeyed the directive of Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo regarding his anti-corruption job.




https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/346145-exclusive-buharis-aide-obono-obla-in-trouble-as-police-seal-off-office.html

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by AdviserGeneral: 2:43pm On Aug 11
Its long overdue. His overzealousness and corruption has landed him in trouble.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Elukapendragon(m): 2:45pm On Aug 11
Why all news becomes too long to read all of a sudden?




It's not easy reading news this days

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by FarahAideed: 2:49pm On Aug 11
The stupid man has been used and dumped

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Xisnin(m): 2:59pm On Aug 11
AdviserGeneral:

He said he was in his office on Friday but later left for the holidays in his hometown in Cross River State before he received information about the sealing of the office.

“People at the office told me somebody came there, said he is the area commander, he has instructions that nobody should enter and nobody should leave. But that is rubbish. Is that how things are done?

grin grin
See the tyrant with fake WAEC asking a stupid question.

This man is a champion of media trial and will first accuse before looking
for evidence.

The same man has been in the business of raiding people's
home and carting away their money for private use under the guise of
anti-corruption fight.



Let him enjoy his next level.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by crownwealth: 3:00pm On Aug 11
Another cow dumped

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by daddytime(m): 3:00pm On Aug 11
Hmmm

The overzealous iyanapaja guy has been kicked to the curb.

E go dey do pass himself

Time for Adamu to take over...nobody need to complain.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by BruncleZuma: 4:05pm On Aug 11
grin grin grin grin

Him don collect him dues finish nah make another agbero take over...what else is new?

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by naijadrivablog: 4:05pm On Aug 11
Sala Gift to the Cross Riverian. But Obla is a good lawyer in those days in Calabar.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by willexyaho(m): 4:07pm On Aug 11
Ok
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by 123Legit: 4:07pm On Aug 11
He's my enemy. He deserved to be sacked.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by chrisxxx(m): 4:07pm On Aug 11
I like Buhari. Turning full gear pro-north. Using the willing brave fools of the south to attain required heights. Turning around to haunt them.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by cwale044: 4:07pm On Aug 11
Expected hope it's not to be replaced with a other northerners.

Chinese Yuan up for grap, selling cheaper

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by bennynaza(m): 4:09pm On Aug 11
Amaju Pinnick can now drink water drop cup
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Amuocha: 4:09pm On Aug 11
Great

'If they removed me, they would give me a letter? Is it not so?'
'Useless blunt response from Buhari's police
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by fasho01(m): 4:10pm On Aug 11
Finally, a scapegoat.. Hope his case won't end up like that of Babachir 'grasscutter' Lawal
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Amudeneogu: 4:12pm On Aug 11
GBAA!!, They don use this one and dump him, as usual, this government self.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by 12345baba(m): 4:12pm On Aug 11
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Frankyboy1(m): 4:13pm On Aug 11
Pls is buhari still alive?

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by meezynetwork(m): 4:13pm On Aug 11
Good for him
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by SirBunky85(m): 4:15pm On Aug 11
chrisxxx:
I like Buhari. Turning full gear pro-north. Using the willing brave fools of the south to attain required heights. Turning around to haunt them.
nonsense theory

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Chukwurah003: 4:16pm On Aug 11
Buhari doesn’t sack people who do right.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by LibertyRep: 4:16pm On Aug 11
The hunter is now the hunted.

People of impeccable characters should be holding such anti-corruption agencies.

If he has truly been found wanting, it shouldn't stop at sealing his office, he should be prosecuted accordingly.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by NwaliE01(m): 4:16pm On Aug 11
Op. You need a brain check. Is it Buahari or Buhari that sacked the the SPIP boss?

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by futuregovernor: 4:17pm On Aug 11
So he is from my state,and has been behaving like a kid
Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Techsunny: 4:18pm On Aug 11
123Legit:
He's my enemy. He deserved to be sacked.
For u to replace him with aboki abi?.

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Chukwurah003: 4:19pm On Aug 11
chrisxxx:
I like Buhari. Turning full gear pro-north. Using the willing brave fools of the south to attain required heights. Turning around to haunt them.

You’re misguided

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by AngelicBeing: 4:20pm On Aug 11
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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by SoNature(m): 4:20pm On Aug 11
If Nigeria had been a serious country, Buhari would have been fired a long time ago grin grin

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Dansuqi: 4:23pm On Aug 11
naijadrivablog:
Sala Gift to the Efik man. But Obla is a good lawyer in those days in Calabar.
How can you say that he's an efik man? Are you sure you lived in calabar

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Re: Buahari Sacks Aide, Okoi Obono-obla, Seals SPIP Office by Daviddson(m): 4:25pm On Aug 11
Sacked by the cabal? grin
If that woman's accusation against him that they took thousands of dollars from her house and didn't declare it, is true, then the man's problem has just begun.

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