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Babachir Lawal pleads not guilty as EFCC arraigns him in court

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Babachir Lawal pleads not guilty as EFCC arraigns him in court
Babachir Lawal

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The arraignment was at a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The suit against him is in connection with his alleged involvement in a contract fraud which has to do with the clearing of “invasive plant species” in Yobe State, through the Presidential Initiative on North East, PINE.

Joined in the case against Lawal were Hamidu David Lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh Monday and his company, Rholavision Engineering Limited.

Josmon Technologies Limited was also joined in the case.

He has however pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

It would be recalled that the Senate ad-hoc committee probing the humanitarian crisis in the North East indicted him over alleged contract fraud in 2016.

He was accused of spending N570 million to cut grass among other alleged suspicious payments involving him and his company.

Lawal was sacked in 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari over the case.

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