Nigeria’s institution for fighting financial crime, known as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for allegedly laundering the sum of $2million during the 2019 general elections.
He was re-arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, March 6, 2020 alongside his younger brother, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie on three counts.
Their re-arraignment follows the transfer of the case file from Justice Nicholas Oweibo to Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.
Among the counts, the Giwa-Osagie’s were both alleged to have conspired among themselves on February 12, 2019, to make cash payment of the sum of $2 million (USD), without going through legitimate financial institutions.
During the court proceedings, the counts were read to the defendants, they both pleaded not guilty. The court granted them the privilege to continue to enjoy the previous bail given by the previous judge.
Atiku’s lawyers application seeking to travel abroad for medical attention was fixed for Monday, March 9 by Justice Aneke.