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Former SGF Babachir Lawal Breaks Silence On EFCC Investigation

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Suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation babachir Lawal/Photo: NAN
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation babachir Lawal/Photo: NAN

Ex-Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal says he’s joyful the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating him over corruption allegations.

Lawal was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari on 30 October, 2017, after he was discovered responsible for corruption by a presidential panel, led by vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.

The EFCC is investigating Lawal for allegedly violating the regulation and due course of within the award of contracts underneath the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).

”In reality, I had at all times needed the EFCC to be concerned as a result of the EFCC has the capability each by way of gear and personnel to get to the reality,” he stated throughout an interview with Channels TV’s Hard Copy.

“If the President were to be my brother, does it mean we cease to be brothers because I am being investigated by the EFCC? A relationship breaks because of a false accusation against an innocent man.”

Buhari sacked Lawal greater than two months after receiving the report of a probe panel he arrange.

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