JUST IN: Adesina Declared Innocent of All Charges


The independent review panel led by former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson has exonerated Akinwumi Adesina, president of the Africa Development Bank of all corruption charges.


Earlier this year, it was reported that the bank had been tarred by poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment and favouritism under Adesina’s leadership.


However, Adesina who is the sole candidate for the bank’s upcoming election, has now been cleared of same charges as evidence provided by Adesina in his own statements before the panel, were found to be “consistent with his innocence and to be persuasive”.


The panel wrote in its report;


“The panel concurs with the committee in its findings in respect of all the allegations against the president and finds that they were properly considered and dismissed by the committee.


“It took proper note of the criteria laid down for evaluating complaints and the sufficiency of supporting evidence.


“It consulted PIAC and the auditor-general. It engaged in discussion and debate of each individual complaint and reached a consensus on the outcome. It applied the correct standard and prepared a report for submission to the chairperson of the bureau of the board of governors”.

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