Atiku’s Lawyer Lands In Big Trouble With Buhari’s EFCC, Faces Immediate Arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has perfected plans to arraign a Lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, for allegedly laundering $2 million, in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be Lawyer to the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, was alleged to have handled the $2 million cash, without going through a financial institution.
Already, the EFCC has filed three counts against him before the Federal High Court in Lagos. There are indications that Giwa-Osagie will be arraigned next week, alongside Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be his brother

In a copy of the charge sheet sighted on Friday, the EFCC alleged that the Giwa-Osagie brothers conspired between each other, to make a cash payment of $2 million, on February 12, 2019, without going through a financial institution.

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EFCC Lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, who signed the charge sheet, said that the amount exceeded the threshold stipulated by the anti-money laundering law.

Oyedepo said that the Giwa-Osagie brothers acted contrary to sections 18(a) and 1(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011, and were liable to be punished under section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

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