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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EFCC rearraigns Atiku’s son-in-law, Babalele over money laundering

Abdullahi Babalele, the son-in-Law to the Nigeria former Vice President and Presidential Candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku’s Abubakar, was today, rearraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on two counts charge of money laundering. He was rearraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke led-court on the charge, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Babalele rearraignment was sequel to reassigning the case to Justice Aneke. Babalele was formerly arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on August 14, during the court’s annual vacation. Also arraigned during the court’s long vacation…

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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: 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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