EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer over alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday re-arraigned Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for ‘money laundering’.

Giwa-Osagie, was arrested on August 8, 2019, faces 3 counts charge of money laundering arraigned alongside his younger brother, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie.

Erhunse Giwa-Osagie and his brother pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against them.

The two brothers had earlier been arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The defendants again appeared before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the same court on Friday, March 6, 2020.

The anti-graft commission accused the lawyer and his brother of making a cash payment of $2 million without going through any financial institution in the buildup to the 2019 general election.

The court has fixed Monday March 9, 2020, for ruling on Giwa-Osagie’s application for permission to travel to London for medical treatment, our source reports.

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