The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to refer corruption allegation leveled by the senate against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, BABACHIR LAWAL, to the EFCC and the ICPC for further investigation.
In a letter to the president dated 27 January, 2017 and signed by SERAP Executive Director, Mr. ADETOKUNBO MUMUNI, the group said BABACHIR LAWAL should be prosecuted if the anti-graft agencies find sufficient admissible evidence against him.
SERAP also urged President BUHARI to publish the outcome of the investigation conducted on the matter by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, ABUBAKAR MALAMI and hand over the file to both the EFCC and the ICPC.
Part of the letter read and I quote “We are concerned that the failure to suspend LAWAL from his position as SGF pending the investigation by MALAMI, and the perceived lack of transparency in the outcome of that investigation may have created the impression that your government is treating him as a sacred cow.” End of quote.
Speaking on the issue, Executive chairman, Coalition against Corrupt Leaders, DEBO ADENIRAN said their position is in tandem with that of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.
He also told correspondent TAIWO OLAPADE from Inspiration fm that BABACHIR LAWAL will return to his position if nothing was found against him after stepping aside for an independent investigation into the matter.