President Buhari Orders The Prosecution Of BABACHIR LAWAL For STEALING Money Budgeted For Boko Haram Victims

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After months of calls from different quarters for the prosecution of Babachir Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Buhari has ordered the prosecution of the former Secretary to the government of the Federation, for allegedly stealing money budgeted for the displaced victims of Boko Haraminsurgency.

Babachir, who was the chairman of the Presidential Initiative on the North East PINE, was relieved of his appointment in October 2018, after a panel chaired by the Vice President, indicted him for the misappropriation of funds meant for the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons. Babachir was alleged to have diverted over N200 million under the guise of using it to clear weeds in various IDP camps.

Following his sack, Babachir is yet to be dragged to court by the EFCC, forcing Nigerians to question the anti-corruption campaign of the Buhari-led administration.

Speaking at an interactive session with a group of Christian Youths in Ikeja, Lagos state yesterday January 20th, Osinbajo said President Buhari has ordered the prosecution of Babachir alongside the former DG of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke.


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