GRASS CUTTING SCANDAL: EFCC OPENS CASE AGAINST LAWAL, PRESENTS FIRST WITNESS

Written by on January 21, 2021

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) HAVE OPENED ITS CASE IN THE TRIAL OF A FORMER SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION (SGF), BABACHIR LAWAL, AND PRESENTED ITS FIRST WITNESS.

THE EFCC’S FIRST WITNESS IS MOHAMMED BABANSULE, A RELATIONSHIP MANAGER WITH THE FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK (FCMB).

THE COMMISSION ARRAIGNED LAWAL ALONGSIDE HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, HAMIDU DAVID LAWAL; SULEIMAN ABUBAKAR AND MONDAY JOHN APEH ON A 10-COUNT CHARGE OF DIVERSION OF FUNDS, CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, AND OFFICIAL CORRUPTION TO THE TUNE OF N544 MILLION AT THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT) HIGH COURT, JABI, ABUJA.

OTHER DEFENDANTS ARE RHOLAVISION ENGINEERING LIMITED AND JOSMON TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED.

THE DEFENDANTS WERE RE-ARRAIGNED BY EFCC BEFORE JUSTICE CHARLES AGBAZA ON NOVEMBER 30, 2020, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF JUSTICE JUDE OKEKE, WHO WAS HANDLING THE MATTER.


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