Just In: Court Remands Babachir Lawal In EFCC’s Custody

An Abuja High Court has ordered the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, be remanded in the EFFC’s custody pending determination of his bail application.

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had earlier on Tuesday arraigned him before a court on a 10-count charge of fraud. The former SGF pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him during the court hearing.

Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal is accused of benefiting illegally from the approval of N544,119,925.36 for the removal of invasive plant species and simplified irrigation through the Presidential Initiative for North East (PINE).

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