Chris Steven, Abuja

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that former Secretary-General to the Federation,  Babachir Lawal, be remanded in Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody.

Lawal is to be kept in EFCC custody, pending the ruling of the court on his bail application.

The ruling is fixed for February 13.

In January the anti-graft agency  filed corruption charges against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The EFCC filed the 10-count charge against Lawal at an Abuja High Court.

He was removed from office after he was indicted by a Senate committee which investigated the management of money meant to assist persons displaced by Boko Haram.

Specifically, the former SGF was indicted for using his companies to get contracts worth millions of naira without executing the contracts.

Since his removal in 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari, many Nigerians have called for his prosecution.

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