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Town Hall Meeting: Osinbajo rescues Buhari on question of Babachir’s probe



Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo came to the rescue of his principal , President Muhammadu Buhari , who struggled with a question on whether the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Babachir Lawal , would be prosecuted.Osinbajo and Buhari are currently responding to questions at a town hall tagged , ‘ The Candidate’ .

The moderator , Kadariah Ahmed, asked why the anti – graft war seemed one – sided in the light of the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prosecute him over two years after his sack .

Buhari said , “ To be fair , I have to be careful . If there are strong allegations backed by evidence , contracts awarded , we take them to the courts through the EFCC and the ICPC and we have to trust the system and allow them to complete investigations . If we take people in the way people did during military … Democracy does not permit that .

“ If there are strong allegations , we will ask you to go like the former SGF . ”

When asked why Babachir was not prosecuted since his alleged crime was strong enough to warrant his dismissal .

As Buhari struggled with a response , Osinbajo interjected , saying the EFCC had been given a clear directive to probe anyone .

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Osinbajo added , “ The matter is already before EFCC and I believe a directive has been issued regarding all people who have cases before the EFCC and I am sure each and everybody who has an allegation against them and duly investigated would be put on trial without a doubt . ”