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Atiku’s Lawyer In Serious Trouble As EFCC Drags Him To Court For ‘Laundering $2 Million’

According to PREMIUM TIMES, the EFCC on Tuesday re-arraigned a lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, and his son, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, before the Federal High Court in Lagos on a three-count charge of money laundering to the tune of $2 million.

The duo was first arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on a 3-count charge bordering on the alleged offence on August 14. They both pleaded not guilty.

The EFCC said in a statement that the accused were both re-arraigned before Justice Chuka Obiozor for the first time.

The commission said the lead counsel to the first and second defendants, Ahmed Raji and Quarkers Norrison, were represented by Johnson Samuel and Olufemi Anjorin respectively.

They reportedly applied in writing to the court to adjourn the matter on the grounds that the lead counsel for both defendants were not in the court.

It added that the lawyers also informed the court that a letter had been written to the Administrative Judge of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, seeking directive to consolidate the case as same charges were filed against the defendants before both Justice Obiozor and Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke

The prosecution counsel, Kufre Uduak, however, confirmed the receipt of the ‘consolidation letter’ and the applications for adjournment.

Mr Uduak who held brief for Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the plea was to be taken by the defendants and not their counsel, adding that, “absence of lead counsel should not stall proceedings given the fact that they are represented in court.”

“There was no concrete basis for the defence counsel to seek the administrative judge’s permission for consolidation of the case.

“The matter before Justice Oweibo is not in any way related to the case brought before your lordship, and does not require any form of consolidation,” Mr Uduak reportedly told the court.

Justice Obiozor, therefore, overruled the prayers of the defence for adjournment and ordered that the defendants take their plea.

He then held that the court cannot predetermine the decision of the administrative judge on the consolidation of the cases.

“The court has to wait to hear from the administrative judge on consolidation but, however, the defendants shall take their plea,” Mr Obiozor ruled.

The defendants then pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel, Mr Uduak, asked for a trial date.

Counsel to the defendants urged the court to allow their clients to continue to enjoy the bail terms and conditions granted by Justice Oweibo.

Justice Obiozor acceded to the request of the defendants.

He adjourned the case to December 5 for possible hearing as parties await the decision of the administrative judge on consolidation.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has admitted to raiding the house of former Governor; Ambode as they also gave the reason for the raid.

In a statement released by the head of media and publicity Wilson Uwajuren, it read; “the EFCC had obtained valid warrant to conduct search on Ambode’s residences in Park View, Ikoyi and country home in Epe, as part of ongoing investigation of alleged malfeasance”.

“The attack was totally unprovoked as the Commission’s operatives were civic and did not molest anybody. The Commission therefore frowns at the attempt to manipulate the video of the search to create the wrong impression that officers of the agency molested residents at the Epe home of the governor.

It is also not true that the search was an attempt to plant foreign currencies in the home of the former governor,”

The EFFC also claimed they were attacked by Ambode’s hoodlums.

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Zlatan Ibile – 4 Days In Okotie Eboh Mp3 Download

Days after gaining freedom from EFCC’s custody, rapper Zlatan Ibile

Comes back stronger as he releases a track to address the issue on ground also appeal to EFCC free Naira Marley.

This is more than a track, he pours out his mind to blasts or fake friend rejoicing over his encounter with EFCC. Zlatan Calls Some Nigerian Artistes Betrayers In New Song

Download and Listen to 4 days in okotie eboh By zlatan ibile below!

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the arrest of popular singer, Afeez Fashola, otherwise known as Naira Marley, and others in relation to alleged advance fee scam and related cyber crimes.

Premium Times had reported on Friday morning that the musician was arrested by the EFCC in Lagos.

Naira Marley, known for his single ‘Issa Goal,’ recently came under fire by renowned rapper, Ruggedman, for promoting Internet fraud in his music.

The acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, in an interview with our correspondent, said, “Yes, he is with us. He’s not the only person; he had some other persons also arrested alongside (him).

“They were arrested in relation to advance fee fraud — Internet-related cases and all of that. Give me a little time and I will get you the details.”

A video featuring Ruggedman has gone viral this week in which the rapper called out Naira Marley for advocating Internet fraud. The artiste noted that the promotion of such cyber crimes impacted negatively on Nigerians abroad.

However, Naira Marley, whose recent song is titled ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy,’ responded by mocking Ruggedman in an Instagram video and defended his artistic choices.

The EFCC last year launched Operation Cyber Storm which sought to curb the activities of Internet fraudsters. Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country.