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 lawyer gets Court nod to travel for medical treatment in UK

The lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate at the last general election, Mr.  Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, was today, granted leave to travel to United Kingdom for medical treatment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted leave to Uyiekpen, while delivering ruling on his application seeking to vary the bail terms granted him by the court, when he was arraigned for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD. However, Uyiekpen younger brother,  Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, was not that lucky, as his application to  travel to United State of…

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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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Money Laundering: Court remands Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer, one other in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court, today, remanded Atiku’s son-in-laws, Abdullahi Babalele, a lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be Atiku’s lawyer and the brother to the lawyer, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till tomorrow, Thursday, when their bail applications would be entertained.  The court presided by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, remanded Babalele, and the Giwas-Osagie’s brothers in the EFCC’s custody, after pleas were taken in money Laundering charges. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the trio in two different charges. While the Atiku’s son-in-law,…

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