Finally, EFCC Takes Babachir, Oke to court
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) has filed a 10-count charge against Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation.
The charges were filed at a high court in the federal capital territory (FCT).
Charged alongside Lawal were Hamidu David Lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh Monday; Rholavision Engineering Limited, a company owned by him, and Josmon Technologies Limited.
The Commission also filed four counts against Ayodele Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and his wife, Folashade, before the federal high court in Lagos. They were charged over a huge sum of money found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Oke and his wife will be arraigned in court on Friday, while Lawal will be in court next week.
The development comes one week after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari had prevailed on anti-corruption agencies to prepare criminal charges against Lawal and Oke.