EFCC Is Looking For Evidence To Prosecute Babachir Lawal
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is still looking for evidence needed to prosecute the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal.
The former SGF was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2017 after allegation of corruption and breach of public service rule was levelled against him.
For over one year the EFCC has not found an evidence with which to prosecute him, the spokesman for the anti-graft agency, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, indicated while responding to questions at an event to mark Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
After his suspension, a committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was set up to investigate the allegation.
But the report of that committee was never made public.
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Concerns have been raised by critics of the current administration, including the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over what they referred to as one-sided nature of the fight against corruption.
The PDP has insisted that the failure to take Mr Lawal to court makes a mess of the All Progressives Congress claims that it is fighting corruption.
But Mr Uwujaren said “the case involving the former secretary to the government of the federation has been investigated by at least two panels before now”.
His case has not been forgotten, he told the audience at the televised event.
“The matter is on the table of the EFCC.
“We are currently doing our investigation and at the end of our investigation, if we have credible evidence to take him to court, we will take him to court,” he added.
Nigerians have been looking forward to the prosecution of the man after allegations were raised that he used over 500 million Naira to cut grass in Yobe State.