The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared the former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) Okoi Obono-Obla wanted.
The anti-graft agency said the action was due to Obono-Obla’s “repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption”.
Obono-Obla was suspended in August by President Muhammadu Buhari, who declared the suspension would be in force till the conclusion of the investigation of the ICPC.
In a statement on Tuesday, ICPC said Obono-Obla has refused to honour its invitation over a series of allegations levelled against him.
“The Commission is in receipt of petitions accusing him of abuse of office, falsification of admission records, living above his income and collection of gratification from suspects under his investigation,” it said in a statement.
“The suspended chairman is also facing allegations of working outside the guidelines governing the panel by investigating unauthorized petitions and prosecuting suspects without recourse to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.