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EFCC Arraigns Ex-Lagos Attorney General Over Alleged Money Laundering

EFCC Arraigns Ex-Lagos Attorney General Over Alleged Money Laundering
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A former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olasupo Shasore (SAN), is set to go for trial over alleged cases of money laundering.
Applesbite understands that the Nigerian government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed a case against the citizen before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over the said crimes committed in 2014.

The charges against Shasore that were presented to the court on August 12, 2022, by EFCC counsel, Bala Sanga, and three others include inducing one Olufolakemi Adelore to accept a cash payment of $100, 000 without going through a financial institution.

Shasore was also accused of making a cash payment of $100, 000 to Olufolakemi Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin.

In addition, the former Lagos AG was alleged to have made a cash payment of $100, 000 to one Ikechukwu Oguine without going through a financial institution.

The offences, according to the commission, contravened Sections 78(c); 1(a) and 16(1)(d) and 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and are punishable under section 16(6) and 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.

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The charges filed by EFCC read thus: “That you Shasore on or about November 18, 2014, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court induced Olufolakemi Adelore to commit an offence, to wit accepting cash payment of the sum of $100, 000.00 without going through a financial institution which such exceeded the amount authorised by law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 78(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 16(6) of the same Act.

“That you Shasore on or about November 18, 2014, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court, in a transaction without going through a financial institution, made a cash payment of the sum of $100, 000.00 to Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin, which sum exceeded the amount permitted by law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 1(a) and 16(1)(d) the Money Laundering(Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as Amended) and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

“That you Shasore on or about November 18, 2014, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court, induced one Ikechukwu Oguine to commit an offence, to wit: accepting case payment of the sum of $100, 000. 00 without going through a financial institution, which exceeded the amount permitted by law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(c) of the Money Laundering Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.”

The Lagos federal high court, however, has scheduled October 20 fo Shasore’s arraignment.

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