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Senators fault Babachir Lawal’s biased probe claim

Members of the Senate have faulted the claim by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, that the corruption allegations that led to his sacking are untrue.

The lawmakers alleged that Lawal, who failed to come forward to defend himself, was arrogant to the Senate and the Presidency during his investigation.

The former SGF had in an interview with Channels Television, aired on Friday night, described as stupid those who were calling him a corrupt person.

Lawal, who was accused by the Senate of allegedly awarding one of his companies with a grass-cutting contract to the tune of N223m under the Presidential Initiative for the North-East, had said he was happy that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was investigating him.

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