PANDORA PAPERS: Code of Conduct Bureau assign to probe Peter Obi, Bello-Koko others


Nigeria’s Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has declared hobby within the Pandora Papers revelations concerning Nigerian past and most modern public officers reported to hang owned undeclared sources offshore.

The agency has expressed a commitment to initiating investigations into the allegations.

The CCB is the Nigerian public agency going through issues of corruption, battle of hobby, and abuse of assign of business by public servants.

Code of Conduct Bureau Court

In an October 12 letter to PREMIUM TIMES, the bureau acknowledged the Pandora Papers venture and “what it portends” as effectively as how the landmark worldwide investigation led by the Global Consortium of Investigative Journalists “has created ripples for the duration of the globe.”

The bureau then sought cooperation to facilitate its investigations and “the assign that that that you just would be succesful of well well take into consideration” prosecution of Nigerians concerned.

PREMIUM TIMES, which is among 151 media stores partnering within the ICIJ-led Pandora Papers venture, has exposed some Nigerian aged and most modern governors, lawmakers, and other senior officials, including a roar, as having secret, on the overall suspicious, monetary dealings tucked away in secrecy and tax havens.

“Sadly, it isn’t any longer recordsdata that some most modern and aged public officials in Nigeria featured prominently within the acquisition of secret properties, which they failed to give an rationalization for to the Code of Conduct Bureau as enshrined within the Fifth Schedule to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended,” the Code of Conduct Bureau acknowledged in its letter.

“Consequent upon this and furthermore noting your passion for the pursuit of integrity, accountability, and transparent society, the Bureau seeks to accomplice with you within the assign of recordsdata sharing to allow it to analyze and the assign that that that you just would be succesful of well well take into consideration prosecute these discovered responsible at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.”

In a answer, PREMIUM TIMES Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, welcomed the CCB’s assign a matter to.

Editor-in-Chief, Premium Times Musikilu Mojeed

“The major motivation for our work is to relieve the public build the ideas they desire to inquire of questions and create educated choices and for law enforcement agencies to hang the leads they require for necessary actions,” Mr Mojeed acknowledged in a letter dated October 18.

Previous and most modern officials exposed by PREMIUM TIMES within the continuing Pandora Papers series encompass aged Anambra Negate Governor and aged Vice Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Web together, Peter Obi; acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko; and aged Minister of Aviation and serving senator, Stella Oduah.

Others are Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi Negate, Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun Negate as effectively as his mates including aged Lagos Bola Tinubu, and Ogun Negate Governor Dapo Abiodun.

We furthermore reported the offshore hyperlinks of the adolescents of aged NSA Sambo Dasuki and billionaire Leno Adesanya and a retired senior roar Stella Ogene, who secretly owned an undeclared firm which she hid within the help of to bewitch a London property as a serving jurist.

In what is the the main identified motion by any Nigerian law enforcement agency following the Pandora Papers revelations, the anti-corruption agency, Financial and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has summoned Mr Obi for questioning and sources at the agency educated PREMIUM TIMES investigations would be extended to others in “an ongoing, leisurely route of.”

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO CREDIT: @MuhammaduBuhari]

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari has requested relevant law enforcement agencies, including the EFCC, the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), and the Code of Conduct Bureau to analyze all Nigerians whose secret dealings had been exposed within the Pandora Papers series.

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