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Atiku’s Son-In-Law Arrested

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Uyi Giwa-Osagie

Uyi Giwa-Osagie, who is also a legal adviser of Atiku was arrested over alleged money laundering.

The EFCC has filed charges over alleged money laundering to the tune of $2 million against him. The charge sheet revealed that he made a payment of $2 million without going through any financial institution.

Here are some of the counts levelled against Osagie:
Count one: That you UYIEKPEN GlWA-OSAGIE and ERHUNSE GlWA-OSAGIE, sometimes in February 2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired to commit an offence to wit: making cash payment of the sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) without going through financial institution which sum exceeded the ‘ amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a), and 1(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

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Count two: That you UYIEKPEN GIWA-OSAGIE on or before the 12th day of February,2019 in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, procured ERHUNSE GIWAOSAGIE to make cash payment of the sum of $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) without going through financial institution, which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.