Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said the Senate can order the arrest of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal if he fails to appear before it.
Falana in a statement said the Senate’s investigation into the North East humanitarian contract was legally backed.
He said, “The investigation being conducted by the Shehu Sani committee into the grass-cutting contract is backed by Section 88(2) of the constitution. So the SGF is constitutionally required to appear and cooperate fully with the committee.
“If he fails to appear, the committee is competent to order his arrest pursuant to Section 89 of the constitution. This case is materially distinguishable from that of the CGC of Customs, who was invited to justify a policy on import duty.”