The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, to court on Wednesday.
The commission also charged Ayo Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to court over $43 million found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
As expected, Nigerians are commenting on social media. Here are some reactions from Twitter:
Waiting for the usual suspects to read hidden meaning into Babachir Lawal finally being charged to court…
Either way, #KudosPMB, the wheels of justice might turn slowly, but they do turn…
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) January 30, 2019
Babachir Lawal charged by EFCC is really nice, I must commend EFCC despite what You guys think, If people understand they can face charges they would rethink and act like Donald Duke and co… Serve Nigerians in the best way possible
— Abuja Minister – LLB, B.L,BBM, MG (@Sir_BiolaPr) January 30, 2019
Efcc and Babachir Lawal right now 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
— LoYaL (@_2Loyal_) January 30, 2019
After hearing about charging Babachir Lawal.
I'm like: see you see election. pic.twitter.com/WmCbCnwnX3
— Aghedo E Osarenren (@AghedoOsarenren) January 30, 2019
The problem is not delayed implementation of the law but following through and ensuring the law takes effect. Eventually, Babachir Lawal & Ayodele Oke will face the courts. Kudos to @officialEFCC for working diligently but patiently to ensure this case is followed through.
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) January 30, 2019
They had to wait for 25months before charging Babachir Lawal to court? Wow! Just wow!….Gandollar will be March 2021
— Legend f Awesomeness (@jimsky_debbie) January 30, 2019
— ije1 (@ije12002) January 30, 2019
Because of his infamous ethno-religious & partisan bigotry, Buhari penned a rejection to Senate's recommendations on Babachir Lawal, the grasscutter thief who stole from helpless IDPs, but is today talking about morality in Onnoghen's case?
— #IamDejiAdeyanjuThe Seeker (@The_Seeker76) January 30, 2019
Dear General @mbuhari Since 2017 Babachir Lawal has not been prosecuted for the monies stolen however in less than a month you have acted most speedily in the act of prosecuting and suspending the CJN.
I gues your fight against corruption does not extend to those around you.
— Adedunmade Esq. (@adedunmade) January 25, 2019
A gentle reminder that it took Nigeria's failed President, @MBuhari, 15 solid months to file charges against the former SGF Babachir Lawal and Ex DG NIA-Ayodele Oke. Meanwhile, it took only 3days to arraign CJN Onnoghen at d CCT. So much for a govt that is fighting corruption!
— Free Deji Adeyanju (@talk2smat) January 30, 2019
How Buhari and his goons suddenly wake up few days to election and remember Babachir Lawal was indicted in a corruption case. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GfbC0VNnZt
— | #Happy2019 🙏🏾| (@LifeOfOneX) January 30, 2019
25 Months After Indictment, EFCC Charges Babachir Lawal To Court. Politicians always know when to strike to get free votes. I hope Maina and Obla also follow. What of the ICT minister? We are really fighting corruption.
— Sharafa Busayo Shonde (@BusayoSHONDE) January 30, 2019
After 25 months of slumber, the EFCC grudgingly files a 10-count charge against Babachir Lawal, the former secretary to the government of the federation.
How many weeks to the elections again? pic.twitter.com/neExXZlfLd
— Ezera Emetu (@MallamEzera) January 30, 2019
EFCC Charges Babachir Lawal To Court
ME: Very good
WAILERS : They are very happy, but if Babachir is a PDP remember, it's a wrong timing.
Is it not close to the election?
Is Buhari not one-sided?
They will call US, EU, SA, and HELL…
— Abdulazize (@Abdulazizey1) January 30, 2019
These guys don't rate us.
Finally, Babachir Lawal Prosecuted! As much as it is good, it's an obvious attempt to distract us from the latest Onnoghen issue.
Prosecute all you want, we are getting rid of @MBuhari next month.
— Chijioke Okeke (@chijiokeke) January 30, 2019
We can now rest small with 'charge Babachir Lawal and Oke people', I know they would say is because of election but so far the corrupt are being prosecuted. I have no time to sympathise with thieves,others should get ready cuz their time in court is near.
— Enetomhe Stephen (@Aloyebaba) January 30, 2019
NEWS: EFCC Charges Babachir Lawal to Court….. But Wailers won't say it is a bad timing because it is election period simply because he is not a PDP member.
— Your Village People (@Onyema_Donald) January 30, 2019
At last, @Babachir Lawal will appear in court for his corruption allegation. Political office holders will not cease to take us for granted until we genuinely hold them to account for their actions and inactions in office.
— LABBY OWOBOYE LABBY (@labby_owoboye) January 30, 2019
Babachir Lawal court charge is a distraction of illegal removal of Onoghen. It was done to douse the tension generated by Onnoghen removal.
— Voice Crying Out (@ogechime1) January 30, 2019