By Wahab Akinlade
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has instituted a four count-charge money laundering offence against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former Lagos State Attorney-General, Olasupo Shasore, before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The anti graft agency accused the senior silk who was the Lagos State’ Commissioner for Justice, during Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola led-government, of committing the offences on or about November 18, 2014.
According to the charge, Shasore was alleged to have induced one Olufolakemi Adetore, in accepting cash payment of the sum of $100, 000. 00, USD, without going through a financial institution.
He was also alleged to have made cash payment of the sum of $100, 000.00 USD to Olufolakemi Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin.
The charge also added that the former Lagos State’s Attorney-General also made cash payment of the sum of $100, 000.00 USD, to one Ikechukwu Oguine without going through a financial institution.
The sum which the anti-graft agency said exceeded the amount permitted by Law. And that the offences contravened sections 78(c); 1(a) and 16(1)(d) and 18(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 16(6) and 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.
Meanwhile, his arraignment has been fixed for October 20.