Babachir Lawal Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, was arraigned and remanded in the EFCC custody yesterday 12th February 2019. A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Wednesday 13th February 2019 granted former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, bail.
Mr. Lawal is being arraigned over his use of a company said to be owned by him to remove what he had described as ‘invasive grass” at the cost of over N272 million.
Mr Lawal has since pleaded not guilty to the 10 count charges against him, by the EFCC bordering on alleged conspiracy and fraudulent acquisition of property.
The court, on Wednesday, granted both Lawal and two other bails in the sums of N50m each with one surety each who must possess titles to lands in Abuja, show evidence of payment of tax for the past three years and must be residents within Abuja.