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

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A Federal High Court in Lagos has 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.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke held, among others, that the EFCC failed to establish that the money said to have been delivered to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2019, was illegal.

Recalled that Uyiepken and his younger brother Erhunse Giwa-Osagie are being tried before the court on the same charge.

They were arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on August 14, during the court’s long vacation on a three-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering.

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