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Alleged $2m fraud: Court discharges Atiku’s lawyer, brother

by Kunle Awosiyan
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A Federal High Court in Lagos Monday dismissed a $2million money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

The court also discharged his brother Erhunse Giwa-Osagie of the same charge.

The siblings were re-arraigned last February 23, on a three-count charge of laundering $2million in the build up to the last general elections.

The EFCC had alleged that sometime in February, 2019, the duo conspired and committed the offence by making cash payment of the $2m without going through a financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorised by law.

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