EFCC detains ex-SGF Babachir, arraigns in court – Independent Observers

EFCC detains ex-SGF Babachir, arraigns in court

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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal on Monday was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is expected to be arraigned at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), today on a 10-count charge against him and five others.

Others defendants are Hamidu David Lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh John Monday; Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Limited.

All the suspects will face trial in the Abuja, for alleged N544, 119, 925.36 for the removal of Invasive plant species and simplified irrigation.

On the charge sheet dated January 30, and filed by Offem Uket, M. S. Abubakar and Abba Muhammed, the EFCC accused Lawal of holding “indirectly a private interest in the contract awarded to Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Ltd by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) through the Presidential Initiative for North East (PINE).

The contracts are consultancy contract awarded to Rholavision Engineering Ltd for the removal of invasive plant species and simplified irrigation to the tune of N7,009,515.96; consultancy contract awarded to Rholavision Engineering Ltd for the removal of invasive plant species and simplified irrigation to the tune of N6,453,318.38; contract awarded to Josmon Technologies Ltd but executed by Rholavision Engineering Ltd for the removal of invasive plant species and simplified irrigation to the tune of N272,524,356.02; contract awarded to Josmon Technologies Ltd but executed by Rholavision Engineering Ltd for the removal of invasive plant species and simplified irrigation to the tune of N258,132,735.00.   v

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