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EFCC Set To Arraign Atiku’s Lawyer over Alledged $2m Money Laundering

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Wednesday, August 14, arraign Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie who is said to be a lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 election.

Osagie was arrested by the anti-graft agency on February 19, on allegation of money laundering.

He was subsequently granted administrative bail.

Giwa-Osagie is expected to be arraigned alongside his brother, Erhunse Osagie, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, at the federal high court in Ikoyi.

Here are charges against Giwa Osagie:

COUNT 1 : That you UYIEKPEN GlWA-OSAGIE and ERHUNSE GlWA-OSAGIE, sometimes in February, 2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired to commit an offence to wit: making cash payment of the sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) without going through financial institution which sum exceeded the ‘ amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a), and 1(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

COUNT 2 : That you UYIEKPEN GIWA-OSAGIE on or before the 12‘” day of February,2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, procured ERHUNSE GIWAOSAGIE to make cash payment of the sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) without going through financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

COUNT 3 : That you ERHUNSE GlWA-OSAGIE. sometimes in February, 2019 In Nigena within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court made cmh payment of the sum of $2,000,000.00(Two Million United State Dollars) without gong through financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Sections 1(a). & 16(1).(d) of the Money Laundering(Prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended) and Punishable under section 16 of the Same Act.

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