EFCC indicts ex-Lagos commissioner on October 20


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed a money laundering complaint against a former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olasupo Shasore (SAN), in the Federal High Court in Lagos.

EFCC, in the four count seen by The punchaccused Shasore of tricking a certain Olufolakemi Adelore into accepting a cash payment of $100,000 without going through a financial institution.

He was also accused of making a cash payment of $100,000 to Olufolakemi Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin.

Shasore allegedly committed the offenses on November 18, 2014.

The charge was filed in court on August 12, 2022 by EFCC lawyer Bala Sanga and three others.

In addition, the former Lagos AG allegedly made a cash payment of $100,000 to a certain Ikechukwu Oguine without going through a financial institution.

The offenses, according to the commission, violated sections 78(c); 1(a) and 16(1)(d) and 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended) and are punishable under section 16(6) and 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

However, Shasore’s arraignment has been set for October 20.

The charges filed by the EFCC read in part as follows: “Whether you Shasore on or about November 18, 2014, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court, instigated Olufolakemi Adelore to commit an offense, namely to accept the cash payment of the sum of $100,000.00 without going through a financial institution which has thereby exceeded the amount permitted by law and you have thereby committed an offense contrary to section 78 (c) of the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 16(6) of the same Act.

“Whether you Shasore on or about November 18, 2014, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court, in a transaction not through a financial institution, made a cash payment in the sum of 100,000 $.00 to Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin. , the sum of which exceeded the amount permitted by law and you thereby committed an offense contrary to sections 1(a) and 16(1)(d) of the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

“That you Shasore on or about November 18, 2014, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this court, incited a certain Ikechukwu Oguine to commit an offense, namely: to accept payment of a sum of $100,000.00 without going through a financial intermediary. institution, which has exceeded the amount permitted by law and you have thereby committed an offense contrary to section 18(c) of the Money Laundering Act 2011 (as amended) and punishable under article 16 (2) (b) of the same law. »

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