EFCC releases ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal on administrative bail


Babachir David Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released detained former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal.

A source in the commission told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Lawal was released on administrative bail on Friday evening.

The source, however, did not give further details.
Lawal was detained by the EFCC on Wednesday morning after he honoured an invitation to the commission’s head office in Abuja.

When NAN contacted the Public Relations Officer of the Commission, Mr Samin Amaddin on the issue, he said he was not aware.

The development followed Lawal’s sack by President Muhammadu Buhari on Oct. 30.

Buhari’s action was based on the recommendation of a presidential panel that probed misuse of funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons…

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