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EFCC To Arraign Former Lagos AG, Shasore For Alleged Money Laundering

Mr. Olasupo Shasore, SAN, former Lagos State Attorney General

Former Lagos State Attorney General, Mr. Olasupo Shasore, SAN, will be arraigned at the Federal High Court on October 20 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on charges bordering on money laundering offence.

According to the charge, Shasore who was the Lagos State’ Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner, during Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola led-government is alleged of the offences on or about November 18, 2014.

He was alleged to have induced one Olufolakemi Adetore, in accepting cash payment of the sum of $100,000. 00, USD, without going through a financial institutions.

He was also alleged to have made cash payment of the sum of $100,000.00 USD to Olufolakemi Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin.

The charge also added that the former Lagos State’s Attorney-General also made cash payment of the sum of $100,000.00 USD, to one Ikechukwu Oguine without going through a financial institution.

The sum which the anti-graft agency said exceeded the amount permitted by Law.

And that the offences contravened Sections 78(c); 1(a) and 16(1)(d) and 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 16(6) and 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.

Based on the charges, the arraignment of the former Lagos State Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner, has been fixed for October 20.

Charges filed by EFCC states: “That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N on of about the 18th day f November, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court induced Olufolakemi Adelore to commit an offence, to wit accepting cash payment of the sum of US100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) without going through a financial and made cash payment of the sum of USD100,000.00 (One Hundred thousand United State Dollars) to one Ikechukwu Oguine which sum exceeded the amount permitted by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary sections 1(a) and 16(1),(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition Act, as amended) and punishable under section 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.”

“That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N on or about the 18th day of November, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in a transaction without going through a financial institution, made cash payment of the sum of USD 100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to Olufolakemi 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 Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N, on or about the 18th November, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, induced one Ikechukwu Oguine,to commit an offence, to wit: accepting case payment of the sum of USD100,000.00 (One Hundred thousand United States Dollars) without going through a financial institutions, which such amount exceeded the amount permitted by Law and you are thereby commited 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.

“That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N on or about 18th day of November, 2014 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, without going through a financial institutions and made cash payment of the sum of USD100,000.00 (One Hundred thousand United State Dollars) to one Ikechukwu Oguine which sum exceeded the amount permitted by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary sections 1(a) and 16(1),(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition Act, as amended) and punishable under Section 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.”

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