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I Cannot Prosecute Former SSF, Babachir Lawal For Lack Of Evidence...Says President Buhari.

Buhari & Babachir Lawal.

President Muhammadu Buhari has given reasons his administration cannot prosecute the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal over allegation of fraud, which the panel chaired by his vice president, Yemi Osinbajo found him guilty of.

Speaking during an NTA interactive session on Wednesday, Buhari challenged anyone with evidence against Babachir Lawal to come forward, stating that the reason he cannot prosecute him, even after being found culpable is for lack of proof.

“I told you why I have to be careful. If there are strong allegations, people should come out with strong evidence like names of companies looted, contracts awarded, then, we take them before the court and ICPC and we have to trust the system and allow them to complete their investigation

“If we just arrest them and look the other way as we did in the military system…democracy is a multi-party system that does not approve that. So, if there is strong allegation, the government may ask people to go like the former secretary general.”

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