The Federal government recalled former Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Arunma Oteh following the compulsory leave she was sent on by the board of the commission, a presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.
The SEC Board sent Ms Oteh on compulsory leave in order to enable external auditors examine the records of the commission’s transactions covering project 50 which she supervised.
Briefing State House correspondents on Ms Oteh recall the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati said that the Federal government have studied the report by the auditors and noted that Ms Oteh was not indicted for fraud nor criminal breach in any form.
Mr Abati said that the government however cautioned Ms Oteh to henceforth endeavour to diligently observe all extant rules and administrative procedures in the conduct of all official transactions.
SEC staff protest
Following the announcement that Ms Oteh has been recalled to her office as DG of SEC, staff of the commission staged a protest at the entrance of SEC headquarters in Abuja to prevent the recalled DG from entering the building.
Defying a downpour, staff of the commission protested against the planned resumption of Ms Oteh from her compulsory leave. Some of them said they had information that the embattled DG plans to resume today.
Though Ms Oteh is yet to show up at the office, heavily armed police officers are in SEC premises to forestall a breakdown of law and order.