EFCC opposes transfer of Atiku’s lawyer money laundering charge to another judge 

The scheduled re-arraignment of lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election, Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, for alleged money laundering charge, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, was stalled due to opposition raised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for taking over the case by another judge. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in a law firm, Africa Law Practices (ALP) and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the EFCC for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD.…

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Money laundering: new Judge takes over trial of Atiku’s lawyer, brother

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has taking over the prosecution of Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in Africa Law Practices and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD. The two Giwa-Osagie were first arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on August 14, during the court long vacation on three counts…

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Money laundering: Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer gets N20m bail each

A Federal High Court, today, admitted bail Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-laws, Abdullahi Babalele, Barrister Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be Atiku’s lawyer and the lawyer’s Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, in the sum of N20 million with one surety each. The trio were arraigned before the court yesterday, on two separate charges, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on money laundering charges. While the Atiku’s son-in-law was arraigned on a two count-charge of Laundering $140,000 USD, the Giwa-Osagie’s brothers were arraigned on three counts charge of Laundering $200 million USD. In…

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Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Court remands former INEC chairman, Maurice Iwu, in EFCC custody 

A Federal High Court, today, ordered the remand of former chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Maurice Mmaduakolam Iwu, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till tomorrow, Friday, when his bail application would be heard and decided. Justice (Professor) Chuka Austine Obiozor, ordered the remand of the former Nigeria’s electoral umpire in EFCC custody, after his plea was taken on four counts money laundering charge made against him. EFCC had arraigned Iwu before the court on charges bordering on aiding and  concealment…

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