The immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal has arrived in court for his arraignment on alleged conspiracy and fraud.
He arrived in company of operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Newsmen had reported that the former SGF was arrested on Monday by the anti-graft agency.
Two senior advocates have already been sighted inside the court. One of them, Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), a former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, is expected to lead the defense team.
Lawal will be docked before an FCT High Court in Maitama to be presided over by Justice Jude Okeke.
The EFCC had filed a 10-count charge bothering on conspiracy and fraud against him and Hamidu David Lawal, Suleiman Abubakar and two companies, Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd.
In the charge filed on January 30 by Offem Uket for the commission, Lawal was alleged to have conspired with Hamidu, a director in Rholavision and Abubakar, a staff in the same company, to fraudulently acquire a property and thereby committed 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.