EFCC Files Money Laundering Charge Against Atiku’s Lawyer
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a money laundering charge against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
EFCC first arrested Giwa-Osagie in February at the height of the campaigns.
The arrest and subsequent detention of Giwa-Osagie were in some quarters described as a political witch hunt, aggressive intimidation and harassment of opposition actors.
The anti-graft agency is accusing the Senior Advocate of Nigeria of laundering $2million ahead of the last general elections.
According to the agency, Giwa-Osagie took possession of the said $2 million without going through a financial institution.
EFCC said the sum exceeded the amount authorised by law to be transacted in cash.
– Goldmyne TV