$10m Scam: Babalola Urges ICPC to Investigate Ex-Lagos Solicitor-General  


By Gboyega Akinsanmi

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Afe Babalola, has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate former Solicitor-General of Lagos State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, for allegedly defrauding his law firm of $10 million in professional fees.

 Babalola also asked the ICPC to investigate how the family of Gbadamosi Eletu of Osapa Village, Lagos, substituted his law firm for that of Pedro, thereby depriving his firm of $10 million professional fees.

He made the request in a petition he addressed to the Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, detailing how the former solicitor-general allegedly abused his office and hijacked the briefs he handled for the family of Eletu in Supreme Court while his professional fees had not been paid.