April 19, 2017, – Why NIA DG Ambassador Ayodele Oke Was Suspended By Buhari: How He Allegedly Used Agency To Launder Money For Corrupt Politicians
More details have emerged on why the DG of the National Intelligence Agency of Nigeria, Ambassador Ayo Oke was suspended this afternoon after President Buhari ordered a full investigation into how the huge amount of money recovered from Ikoyi belonged to the agency.
Buhari ordered EFCC to find out if there is a breach of the law or security procedure in obtaining custody and use of the recovered funds.
PMB ordered Ambassador Ayodele Oke temporarily suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
Before Buhari ordered his suspension, critics accused Ayo Oke of using the agency to launder money for top politicians while claiming that the money belonged to the National Intelligence Agency in order to escape EFCC probe but Magu was said to have insisted that the agency must be probed this time around.
He tendered the recommendation to President Buhari yesterday.
Ambassador Oke was seen weeping in Aso Rock today when he was asked to step down.
He made frantic effort to seek audience with Osinbajo but was turned back by Security operatives.
He has been barred from Aso Rock.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal was also suspended.
Here is what Buhari’s spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina said earlier today:
Corruption has become a norm in Nigeria today because most of these “Oga on top” can be easily lured with bribe.
May God help Nigeria.