The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has invited the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), over a petition he filed requesting the probe of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Keyamo had accused Atiku of diverting public funds through special purpose vehicles (SPV) while he was country’s vice president under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Recall that Keyamo had given the CCB a 72-hour ultimatum to “arrest, invite, interrogate and prosecute” Atiku for the alleged offences.
The CCB, in a letter dated March 28, invited Keyamo to the bureau’s office in Abuja to adopt his petition.
“This invitation is to enable you adopt the aforementioned petition and to provide any additional information that may be material to this investigation.
“You are requested to come along with one Michael Achimugu, to assist with enquiries regarding the attachments to your petition,” the letter read.
Keyamo had also instituted a suit against the former vice president at a Federal High Court, Abuja.
In the suit, Keyamo is seeking to compel law enforcement agencies to prosecute Atiku over the same offences.
Keyamo is praying the court for an order to compel Atiku “to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and the Conduct of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for thorough investigation.”
The minister’s suit was premised on an audio recording released by former aide of Atiku, Micheal Achimugu.
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