Finally, EFCC Charges Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke To Court
The ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal will finally be facing trial.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed charges against him after more than one year of investigations.
Ten charges bordering on allegations of fraud were filed against the former SGF by the EFCC on Wednesday, January 30.
The commission also filed four charges of alleged fraud against former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folashade Oke.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had last week in Lagos informed a gathering that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the prosecution of the aforementioned individuals.
Osinbajo, while answering questions on the dismissed SGF and the NIA boss at a dialogue with Lagos Christian Youths at the Podium Events Centre, Ikeja, assured them that the Buhari administration would not share public funds to friends and families.
“I think the first thing for us is that the report was acted upon; the former SGF was dismissed,” Osinbajo had said.
“Secondly, the President has directed that the SGF and former DG of NIA should be prosecuted.
“So, we are expecting that prosecution will take place. The next of course is that criminal allegations will be filed against them and the prosecution process will be completed.”
President Buhari had on 30 October, 2017, sacked Lawal and Oke based on the report of a three-man panel led by Osinbajo that investigated them.
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