Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr Lawal’s appearance at the EFCC custody comes about three months after he was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly violating the due process in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE).
The Presidency had, however, been hit with heavy criticism that the former SGF must be investigated after being sacked and more recently is the letter on the state of the nation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Well, Nigerians are however unimpressed with the development as they say its a diversionary ploy by the FG.
It’s a wrong time for the @officialEFCC to go after Babachir Lawal hours after Obasanjo accused @NGRPresident and @MBuhari and the @APCNigeria government of ineptitude and bias in their handling of the Nigerian affairs. What has the @IbrahimMagu agency been looking at till now?
— Politics Everywhere (@PoliticsWhere) January 25, 2018
The arrest of Babachir Lawal after Obasanjo’s letter shows we have leaders of low intellect acting like they’re smarter than the rest of us
— Ocuzz calm (@ThaBusyMind) January 25, 2018
So Babachir Lawal has finally been arrested, 😂 This lots actually bring up a distraction whenever there is an issue on ground. Chill another money would soon be recovered somewhere. Pathetic thwarts
— Bauer (@aluaye_) January 25, 2018
With the arrest of Babachir Lawal Now it’s obvious that the EFCC is just a tool in the hands of presidency to detain and impress after Obasanjo blasted the hell out of his administration with just a letter.
— St. Jude Afolabi (@judeafolabi) January 25, 2018
Let no itinerant, incurable optimist nurse any hope of seeing Babachir Lawal undergo any form of trial beyond the perfunctory inconvenience of brief loss of personal freedom.
This knee-jerk arrest is what it is: a comical fraud, ironically worse than Babachir’s malfeasance.
— Chuba Ugwu (@chonsyy) January 24, 2018
So EFFC just arrested and detained Babachir Lawal !! Obasanjo’s letter is working effectively. 💃🕺
Please Sir we need more letters from you 🙏😂
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) January 24, 2018
LMAO! Babachir lawal arrested 100yrs after he was reluctantly eased out as SGF. EFCC will release him tomorrow and that would be the end of the case just like others before him.
— daddy Vladimir (@femiTRIP) January 24, 2018