Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal arraigned, remanded in @OfficialEFCC custody


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A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama has ordered that the immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal be remanded in the custody of EFCC till tomorrow.
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The former SGF and five others charged along with him, pleaded not guilty to the 10-count charge bothering on conspiracy and fraud levelled against him.
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His lawyer, Akin Olujinmi (SAN) subsequently asked the court to grant him bail on self-recognizance. The other defendants’ lawyers also made bail applications for their clients.
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However, counsel for the EFCC opposed the bail application. The trial judge, Justice Jude Okeke thereafter, adjourned the matter to tomorrow for ruling on the bail applications.
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He therefore, ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of the EFCC pending the ruling on their bail applications.

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