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Witnesses From SGF Office Frustrating Case Against Babachir Lawal – EFCC

The former secretary general to the federation, Babachir Lawal, is facing trial alongside six others in an alleged N544million grass-cutting scandal in an FCT High Court.

Witnesses From SGF Office Frustrating Case Against Babachir Lawal – EFCC

Following series of complaints about the slow trial of SGF, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the ongoing trial of Lawal, is being frustrated by witnesses from the SGF’s office.

Ofem Uket, the EFCC counsel, protested at the court after leading Aminu Muhammed, a Principal Procurement Officer in the OSGF, in evidence.

According to him, 80 per cent of the witnesses called by the EFCC were from the OSGF and that they were not cooperative.

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Uket told the court;

I called him last week, he said he was in his village. I called him yesterday in the presence of the IPO and he said he was in Bauchi.

The IPO told him that he (IPO) had a tracker which showed that he (witness) was in Abuja. It was then he admitted that he was in Abuja. I only saw him today.

In reaction, Justice Jude Okeke, said the court had nothing to say to the complaints because he (prosecutor) knows what to do in that instance.

He however adjourned the matter until April 8.


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