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EFCC set to arraign Atiku’s lawyer over alleged $2m money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) will next week arraign Mr Uyiekpen Giwa Osagie, a legal advocate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, over alleged fraud.

Osagie will be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos on a three count charge against him.

The charges border on alleged laundering of $2m in the build-up to this year’s general elections.

Also named in the charge is Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be his brother.

The EFCC alleged that the two defendants conspired between each other to make a cash payment of $2m on February 12, 2019, without going through a financial institution.

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The offence is said to be 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.

Channels Television gathered that the defendants will likely be arraigned next week.

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