President Muhammadu Buhari, has given a green light to the anti corruption agencies to prosecute the sacked Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement.
”The President has taken the administrative action. All other actions will be taken by relevant government agencies”, it read.
“The President who is fully conversant with the provisions of the constitution will not stop the investigation of anyone because he has no such power under our laws. This is a decision of the Supreme Court.
“The President under our laws can, through the Attorney General enter a nolle prosequi to stop an on-going trial. He may upon conviction, order a pardon.
“Beyond these, the president cannot order investigation agencies to not investigate anyone and does not intend to do in this, or any other circumstance.
“When and where they have reasonable grounds to charge former or serving officers to court under our laws, they do not require the permission of the President to do so.”