Crime

Grass Cutting Scandal: Absence of Judge Stalls Trial of Former SGF

The trial of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, before Justice Jude Okeke of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, could not hold on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, due to the absence of the trial Judge.

The EFCC, on March 2019, re-arraigned the former SGF on a 10-count amended charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and diversion of funds to the tune of over N500 million(Five Hundred Million Naira). Lawal was re-arraigned alongside his younger brother, Hamidu David Lawal, Suleiman Abubakar, Apeh John Monday and two companies, Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd for the alleged offences.

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