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EFCC Presents Evidence Against Ex-SSG, Babachir Lawal

Nigeria’s front-line anti-graft agency, EFCC has presented a telephone conversation evidence against the former Secretary of state to the Federal Government, Mr. Babachir Lawal  before Justice Jude Okeke of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

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Naija News recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) earlier this year filed a 10-count charge against Mr  Babachir Lawal over N500m grass-cutting scam.

Speaking on the evidence, the prosecution witness and certified data examiner with the EFCC, Fatima Umar, told the court how she extracted a forensic report from an iPhone belonging to one Mr. Gulani, using a cellebrite camera. But the attempt by the prosecution counsel, Offem Uket, to tender the video evidence in a CD, was opposed by the defense counsel, Akin Olujimi.

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According to him, the information generated from the phone or any other device by virtue of section 84 of the Evidence Act, must be certified to be admitted in evidence.

He explained that the prosecution has not produced any such certification. Justice Okeke, after listening to the argument of both counsel, adjourned the matter to September 24, 2019, for the continuation of trial.

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