The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is determined to further push the case of scam against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.

EFCC is appealing the ruling of Justice Charles Agbaza of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, which dismissed the 10-count charge of corruption brought against Mr. Lawal.

The Former SSG, his younger brother, Hamidu David Lawal, Suleiman Abubakar and Apeh John Monday are being prosecuted by the EFCC.

Two companies, Rholavision Engineering and Josmon Technologies are listed as defendants, on the amended 10-count charge, bordering on fraud, diversion of funds and criminal conspiracy to the tune of over N544million.

Ruling on the no case submission made by the defendants on Monday, Justice Agbaza held that the Commission which presented 11 witnesses in the course of the trial, failed to establish the ingredients of the alleged offence.

The court held that the Commission did not establish that Mr. Lawal was either a member of the Presidential Initiative for North East that awarded the contract or a member of the Ministerial Tenders Board that vetted and gave approval to the disputed contract.

But the EFCC has given indication that it will obtain a copy of the judgment for urgent review and challenge its validity at the appellate court.


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