The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). Lawal, who has been in EFCC custody since Wednesday, was released on bail on Friday evening.
President Muhammadu Buhari sacked him after he was indicted for sharp practices in issues involving internally displaced persons in the north-east. He was accused of using his company, Rholavision Engineering Limited to corner a N200 million contract for the clearing of evasive plant species in Yobe.
The acting spokesman of the commission, Sami Ammadin, also said Lawal was assisting the commission in its investigation