EFCC Opens Up On Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s Connection With Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal’s Corruption Scandal

By Post Nigeria January 26, 2018 22:09

EFCC Opens Up On Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s Connection With Ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal’s Corruption Scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that there is no connection between the detention of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement.

The Acting Spokesman of the Commission, Samin Amaddin, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Friday, that both incidents were coincidental, and contrary to insinuation in some quarters.

Recall that the timing of the EFCC’s action on the former SGF, sparked speculations by some Nigerians, stating that the Federal Government is either trying to divert attention from Obasanjo’s statement, or appease the former Leader.

However, Amaddin dismissed the suggestion, saying Lawal was invited by the Commission long before the former President issued his statement.

“When we are doing an investigation, we do not have a fixed time. Those speculating should have realised that several Contractors are involved in this matter, and they were all invited, even banks.

“We have been working on this case since May 2017, so it is not a thing that just cropped up.

“We are neither a political party nor politicians. We do not have any relationship with what they are talking about. We are just doing our work.

“If the detention coincides with the letter, that is a different thing. Why are those talking not linking other people we have been inviting with Obasanjo’s letter?’’

 

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