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Buhari Orders Prosecution of Lawal, Oke


The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the prosecution of former Secretary to the Government of Federation (SFG), Babachir Lawal over the grass cutting scandal.
Lawal was alleged to have awarded to his company the sum of N250m to cut grass for the displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency.
The vice-president said President Buhari has asked the anti-corruption agencies to prepare criminal charges against Lawal.
Lawal was disgraced out of office on October 31, 2017, after being indicted of stealing millions of emergency funds.
The VP said Ayodele Oke, the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was also recommended for prosecution.
Oke was the NIA head when a large vault of money was found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos in April 2017.
“The President has directed that the SGF and former DG of NIA should be prosecuted,” Osinbajo was quoted as saying at a Lagos dialogue organised by Christian youth affiliated to the GRILL, Ikeja Branch.
Osinbajo said: “We are expecting that prosecution will take place.
“The next of course is that criminal allegations will be filed against them and the prosecution process will be completed,” he added.

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