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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a four count-charge money laundering offence against former Lagos State Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner, Mr. Olasupo Shasore, before the Lagos Federal High Court.

The EFCC in a charge sheet accused Shasore (SAN) who was the Lagos State’ Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice during Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola administration, of commiting the offences on or about November 18, 2014.

In the charge, Mr. 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 institutions.

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, the arraignment of the former Lagos State Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner, has fixed for October 20.

Charges Filed By EFCC Reads: “That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N on or about the 18th day f November, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court induced Olufolakemi Adelore to commit an offence, to wit accepting cash payment of the sum of US100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) without going through a financial institution which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 78(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 16(6) of the same Act.

“That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N, on or about the 18th day of November, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, in a transaction without going through a financial institution, made cash payment of the sum of USD 100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to Olufolakemi Adelore through Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin which sum exceeded the amount permitted by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 1(a) and 16(1)(d) the Money Laundering(Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as Amended) and punishable under section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.

“That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N, on or about the 18th November, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, induced one Ikechukwu Oguine,to commit an offence, to wit: accepting cash payment of the sum of USD100, 000. 00 (One Hundred thousand United States Dollars) without going through a financial institutions, which sum amount exceeded the amount permitted by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(c) of the Money Laundering Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 16 (2)(b) Of the same Act.

“That you Olasupo Shasore, S.A.N, on or about 18th day of November, 2014 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, without going through a financial institutions and made cash payment of the sum of USD100, 000.00 (One Hundred thousand United State Dollars) to one Ikechukwu Oguine which sum exceeded the amount permitted by law and you thereby committed an offence contrary sections 1(a) and 16(1),(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition Act, as amended) and punishable under section 16 (2)(b) of the same Act.”

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