Court grants Babachir Lawal, two others N50m bail

Babachir Lawal

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted N50 million bail to the former Secretary General of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and two others.

They are to present one surety each.

Lawal is facing a 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy and fraud.

He made a ‘not guilty’ plea before the court on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in October 2017 sacked Lawal following a report of investigations by a panel headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, into allegations of fraud leveled against him.