Babachir Lawal, the former secretary to the federal government, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for corruption, has been released on bail.

EFCC sources confirmed that he has been allowed to go home on administrative bail.

He was invited for interrogation on Wednesday by the EFCC, over alleged N223 million contract scams awarded at some IDP camps in Yobe State.

Mr. Samin Amaddin, Acting Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, said the former SGF was cooperating with investigators and had made useful statements.

Lawal arrived at the Abuja office of the EFCC at 11:00 am on Wednesday, after which he was detained. 

Lawal’s travails began on December 14, 2016, when the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on a humanitarian crisis in the North East’ indicted him for fraud.

Mr. Lawal Babachir

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