Babachir Lawal Arrested by EFCC, Set to be Arraigned Today

Babachir Lawal Arrested by EFCC, Set to be Arraigned Today

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested the immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal,

The former SGF, who was
picked up by operatives of the agency, is expected to be arraigned today
following a charge of conspiracy and fraud levelled against him by the
anti-graft agency.

Lawal will be docked before an FCT High Court in Maitama to be presided over by Justice Jude Okeke.

EFCC had filed a 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy and fraud
against him and Hamidu David Lawal, Suleiman Abubakar and two companies,
Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd.

the charge filed on January 30 by Offem Uket for the commission, Lawal
was alleged to have conspired with Hamidu, a director in Rholavision and
Abubakar, a staff in the same company, to fraudulently acquire a
property and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 26(1)(c)
of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and
punishable under Section 12 of the same Act.

One of the charges
accused Hamidu, Abubakar and Rholavision to have “abet the award of
contract to Rholavision Engineering Ltd for the removal of invasive
plant species and simplified irrigation to the tune of N6.4million by
the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF)
through the Presidential Initiative for North East (PINE).”

Count 9 of the charge accused Hamidu to have “abet the holding indirectly of a private interest by Engineer Babachir Lawal in the award of a contract to Josmon Tec

Source: dailytrust

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