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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