A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal, has been remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This comes after an Abuja high court ordered his detention after the commission arraigned him on Tuesday on a 10-count charge bordering on money laundering and fraud.
According to the EFCC, Lawal had conspired with some staff of Rolavision, his company, to fraudulently acquire a property, thereby committing an offence contrary to section 26(1)(c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under section 12 of the same Act.
When the charges were read to him, the sacked SGF pleaded not guilty while his counsel applied for bail.
The court ruled that he should be remanded pending the determination of his bail application on Wednesday.