Okoi Obono-Obla, a former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Mr Obono-Obla headed a special panel on the recovery of government property before he was suspended by Mr Buhari in August over an allegation of corruption.
The ICPC in a statement on Tuesday said Mr Obono-Obla left Nigeria to an undisclosed location, even though he was under investigation.
The commission said the former presidential aide repeatedly failed to appear before it to answer questions on the allegations against him.
Read ICPC’s full statement below:
Corruption: ICPC declares Ex-Presidential Aide, Obono-Obla Wanted
ICPC has declared the suspended Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla, wanted due to his repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption.
Mr Obono-Obla is facing series of allegations leveled against him by members of the public on his role as head of the government panel on asset recovery.
The Commission is in receipt of petitions accusing him of abuse of office, falsification of admission records, living above his income and collection of gratification from suspects under his investigation.