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After much pressure, EFCC finally drags Babachir Lawal, Oke to court



Nigeria can only move forward if we elect credible leaders- Babachir Lawal

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, who was fired by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 31, 2017 over alleged corruption has been finally dragged to court.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed a 10-count charge against Lawal before a High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He was charged alongside Hamidu David Lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh Monday; Rholavision Engineering Limited, a company owned by him, and Josmon Technologies Limited.

The EFCC also filed a four-count charge against Ayodele Oke, a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and his wife, Folashade, before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Oke and his wife were charged over a huge sum of money found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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There have been widespread concerns over the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to prosecute Lawal and Oke for their alleged involvement in corrupt acts for about two years since they were relieved of their duties.

A National Assembly ad-hoc committee, had among other things accused Lawal of spending N570 million to cut grass at camps for Internally Displaced Persons.

His company, Rholavision Engineering Ltd was said to have received suspicious payments of N200 million from the contract.

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