The report of an administrative panel set up by the administration of Aliyu Modibo, minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aliyu Modibo to probe allocation of lands under the tenure of his predecessor Nasir El-Rufai has locked both in battle of wit.
The panel, according to sources was set up by Modibbo to investigate allegations of funds diversion, revocation of lands without due process, underpayment and possible diversion of land funds from the purse of the FCT administration to private hands.
Sources said that the report turned in some damning findings against the past administration of El-Rufai.
The camp of El-Rufai was reported to have responded and claimed that the former minister was not invited to appear before the panel to defend himself.
Sources claimed that the probe investigated allegations that former minister consolidated Plot 132 Wuye(B03), said to have been consolidated and allegedly diverted to some other persons on further allegation that it was transverse by a sewer.
Another plot, according to the report and for which the former minister was investigated was Plot 123, Central Business District (A00), said to have been revoked from the National Eye Hospital.
The allegation against the former minister, according to sources was that he revoked the land without taking due cognizance of the humanitarian use the hospital was meant to serve.
Other land allocations the former minister was investigated included Plot 28, Kukbawa and Plot 388 in the Central Business District. Both lands were alleged to have been revoked without due process and allegedly allocated them to some other persons under questionable circumstances.
Sources close to the El-Rufai however claimed that the former minister had prepared his defense to the allegations even though he was not confronted by the panel.
Sources said that the controversial plots were revoked and awarded under the Accelerated Development Programme of his administration as FCT minister.
The plots in the central area were specifically mentioned as falling under the Accelerated Development Programme.