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BREAKING: Nigerian Govt Files Charges Against Ex-SGF Babachir Lawal, Ayo Oke, Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , has filed a 10-count charge against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal and five others.

Others included; Hamidu David Lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh John Monday; Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Limited.

Also, a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Mrs. Folashade Oke were charged.

It filed four counts against Oke and his wife, Folashade, before the Federal High Court, in Lagos.

The charges were filed on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, in October 2017, sacked Lawal and Oke following a report of investigations by a panel headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, into allegations of fraud leveled against them.

Part of the charges against the former SGF reads : “That you, Engr, Babachir David Lawal while being the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and a Director of Rholavision, Hamidu David Lawal being a director of Rholavision Engineering Limited, Sulaiman Abubakar being a staff of Rholavision Engineering Limited on or about the 7th of March 2016 at Abuja in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did conspire to commit an offence to wit: fraudulent acquisition of 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.”

Adeyemi Olalemi

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