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 charges: Atiku’s lawyer, brother fail to stop re-arraignment

Moves by Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to a former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, to stall his plea been retaken Tuesday, over alleged money laundering, met a brickwall, as the presiding judge, justice Chuka Obiozor, refused his application for adjournment, written by his lawyer. In the same vain, Justice Obiozor also refused the application written by Uyiekpen’s brother, Eruhunse, asking the court to consolidate his charge with Atiku’s son-in-law Abdullahi Babalele, who is also standing trial in another court for money laundering charges Both Uyiekpen, a partner in…

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