EFCC arraigns Shasore, ex-Lagos AG, on fresh ‘money laundering’ charge

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Olasupo Shasore, former Lagos state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, before a federal high court in Abuja.

Shasore was arraigned alongside his company, Middlesex Investments Ltd, on a 14-count “money laundering” charge before Inyang Ekwo, a judge, on Friday.

The former commissioner, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences alleged to have been committed along with the company.

Following no objection by Bala Sanga, EFCC’s lawyer, to Shasore’s bail request, the judge ordered the former Lagos attorney-general to continue with the terms of the administrative bail earlier granted to him.

The matter has been adjourned till March 2023 for commencement of trial.

Among several allegations in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/386/22 filed on August 17, the EFCC alleged that between September 3 and September 11, 2014, the firm and Shasore failed to report in writing to the agency, a lodgement transaction of the sum of N60 million from Mandivera Global Resources Limited into the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc account number 0005659394 of Middlesex Investments Limited.

Also, in count five, the EFCC alleged that Shasore also failed to report a single transfer transaction of $30,000 from the GTB account number 0005659435 of Middlesex Investments Ltd to his account.

 

On October 20, Shasore was arraigned before Chukwujekwu Aneke, judge of an Ikeja special offences court, on a two-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering.

Hours later, the former AG was arraigned before Mojisola Dada, judge of a federal high court in Lagos, on a four-count charge of alleged money laundering.

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