Again: EFCC Re-arraign Ex-Lagos AG, Shasore, On Money Laundering
Again, the former Lagos’ Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olasupo Shasore (SAN) was today, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Special Offences Court, Ikeja.
Shasore, who served as the Attorney-General of Lagos State, during Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola led-administration, was arraigned on two counts charge barely 24 hours he was arraigned at Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on a four-count charge of money laundering.
He pleaded not guilty to the two counts charge filed before Justice Mojisola Dada bordering on alleged corrupt offers to public officers.
The prosecution alleged the defendant corruptly gave the sum of 100,000 USD to one Mrs Olufolakemi Adelore, the Director Legal, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources on account of the role she played in the arbitral proceedings instituted by Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) against the ministry.
He was also alleged that the defendant corruptly gave the sum of $100,000 USD to one Ikechukwu Oguine, Secretary to the Cooperation and Coordinator, (NNPC) on account of role he played in the arbitral proceedings instituted by P&ID against the ministry.
The offence, according to the prosecution, is contrary to Section 9(1)(a)(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2020.
Following his not guilty plea, the EFCC counsel, Mr. Bala Sanga, asked the court for a trial date and urged to court to remand the defendant in the Correctional facility pending trial.
However, the defendant counsel team led by Mr. Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson (SAN), prayed the court to grant him bail on liberal terms or on self-recognizance.
He submitted that the defendant is not a flight risk and he will not interfere with the prosecution investigation, he added that the alleged offences were bailable.
The prosecution did not opposed the bail application filed on October 20,2022.
Justice Mojisola Dada therefore granted the defendant bail, released him to the lead counsel with a promise to undertake to present him at the next adjourned date.
She subsequently adjourned trial to December 6, 2022.