FG ban Ekweremadu, David Mark, 27others from traveling, See banned list here

The chairman of the asset recovery panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, says the federal government has banned 29 prominent Nigerians from traveling abroad until their alleged corruption cases are decided

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  • The chairman of the asset recovery panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, says the federal government has banned 29 prominent Nigerians from traveling abroad until their alleged corruption cases are decided
  • Obla lists some of the persons under the travel ban to include former House of Representatives speaker, Dimeji Bankole, former deputy speaker, Usman Nafada and former aviation minister, Stella Odua among others

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Okoi Obono-Obla, the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property disclosed at a media briefing on Monday, December 17, that 29 people will be banned from traveling until their cases are decided. Okoi Obono-Obla, disclosed this saying “We have compiled 29 names and submitted to the controller general of the Immigration Service. The 29 people will be banned from traveling because they have corruption charges. Their names have been given to Immigration Service. They won’t be allowed to travel,” . Listing some the names in this list were found the following names:

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  1. Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu,
  2. Senator Hope Uzodimma,
  3. Former Senate president David Mark,
  4. Former House of Representatives speaker Dimeji Bankole,
  5. Former deputy speaker Usman Nafada,
  6. Former aviation minister Stella Odua,
  7. Folake Oke, 8. Senator Peter Nwaoboshi,
  8. Abubakar Yar’Adua,
  9. Olisah Metuh,
  10. Former Sokoto state governor Attahiru Bafarawa,
  11. Tumsa brothers among others.

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However, Okoi Obono-Obla, in his words made it clear that the president never interfered with the anti-corruption fight in any manipulative way. He also stressed the fact that every agency works independently carrying out its functions without undue interference of the presidency.

Obla also made it clear that the asset recovery panel had also visited the issue of the Panama Papers. In his words “We have gone into investigating the issue of the Panama Papers. We have found out that many Nigerian public officers have properties abroad and we are in collaboration with the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to unravel the issue of the Panama papers,”

 

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