The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a 10 count charge against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, these charges which are coming 10 months after his service was terminated border on allegations of fraud. In October of 2017, president Muhammadu Buhari sacked Babachir Lawal, who was at the time the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Buhari took the action over allegations of corruption brought against him, the president thereafter replaced him with Boss Mohammed.
The decision to sack Babachir was made public in a statement released by the president’s media aide Graba Shehu and it read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari has studied the report of the panel headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, which investigated allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir David Lawal, and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke.
“The President accepted the recommendation of the panel to terminate the appointment of Mr Lawal, and has appointed Mr Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The appointment takes immediate effect.
“President Buhari also approved the recommendation to terminate the appointment of Ambassador Oke, and has further approved the setting up of a three-member panel to, among other things, look into the operational, technical and administrative structure of the Agency and make appropriate recommendations.”