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Former SGF, Babachir Lawal speaks on being investigated by EFCC

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said he is happy with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s investigations into allegations of corruption against him.

Lawal stated this during an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s Hard Copy.

“I like it (the investigation).

“In fact, I had always wanted the EFCC to be involved because the EFCC has the capacity both in terms of equipment and personnel to get to the truth,” he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari fired Lawal on October 30, 2017, but he insists that nothing will affect his relationship with the president.

“If the President were to be my brother, does it mean we cease to be brothers because I am being investigated by the EFCC? A relationship breaks because of a false accusation against an innocent man,” Lawal said.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who headed the committee that probed Lawal, had submitted the report to the President on August 23, 2017.

Before being fired, the former SGF was placed on suspension for more than three months, to allow for the investigation.

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