President Buhari has cleared SGF Babachir Lawal of corruption allegations based on report from Attorney General of the Federation in a letter read by the Senate President Bukola Saraki during plenary on Tuesday.
According to the letter presented to the senate from President Buhari, investigations reveal that Ibrahim Magu was not guilty of allegations laid against him based on report hence the exoneration.
The letter also clearly states that 3 out of 9 senators signed Senate report investigating SGF Babachir Lawal, claiming that no fair-hearing was made available to the accused.
President Buhari, in the letter, also said; “Non-application of principles of fair-hearing to SGF Lawal means he has no choice than to absolve him of corrupt allegations.”
However, Senator Shehu Sani denies President Buhari’s allegations that SGF Lawal was not invited or given fair-hearing.
The senator from Kaduna said; “President Buhari’s government uses insecticide to fight corruption in public but uses deodorant to fight corruption in the Presidency!”
He also claimed that 7 out of 9 senators signed his Committee’s interim report, not 3 as claimed by President Buhari’s letter. He concluded his objection by saying; “Buhari’s letter absolving SGF is full of falsehood”.
Furthermore, Shehu Sani told the senate plenary on Tuesday that he doesn’t believe President Buhari wrote the letter, says SGF “& his minions in Presidency” could have written letter to Senate.
Some weeks ago, An ad-hoc committee of the Senate on “mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East” led by Senator Shehu Sani submitted its interim report and indicted Mr. Lawal for allegedly receiving N233 million contract to clear invasive plant species in Yobe State through a company, Rholavision Nigeria Limited.