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Court Voids Power of Obono-Obla's Panel to Prosecute, Seize Property

Nov 06, 2018 - The Guardian (London)

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, yesterday held that the Chief Okoi Obono-Obla-led Presidential Panel on Assets Recovery lacked power to prosecute and, as such, cannot initiate criminal proceedings against any accused person.

It also held that the panel lacked the power to seize property of alleged offenders.The judgement followed an appeal filed by a staff of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Tijani Tumsah, through his counsel, Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN).

The panel had appr...