EFCC Arraigns Ex-Attorney General Supo Shasore On $200,000 Laundering Allegations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a former Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Olasupo Shasore, SAN, over money laundering allegations of over 200,000 dollars.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke court on a four count-charge.

Mr. Shasore was alleged to have induced one Olufolakemi Adelore, in accepting cash payment of the sum of $100, 000. 00, without going through a financial institution.

He was also alleged to have made the cash payment to Ms. Adelore through two persons, Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin.

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The charge sheet also stated that the senior lawyer made a cash payment of the sum of $100,000 to one Ikechukwu Oguine, without going through a financial institution.

Mr Shasore allegedly made the questionable payments of $100,000 each to Ms Adelore and Mr Oguine, who served as lawyers for the Nigerian Petroleum Ministry and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, at the time.

According to the anti-graft agency, the said offences involving Mr Shasore 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.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who was the Lagos State’ Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner, during former governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration, was said to have committed the alleged offenses on or about November 18, 2014.

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The charges are linked with the botched 2010 gas processing deal between Nigeria and a British Virgin Island firm, Process and Industrial Development (P&ID).

Shasore, however pleaded not guilty of the offences.

After the arraignment, the defendant counsel, Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN, then applied for bail on liberal terms or on self-recognizance, arguing that Shasore, isn’t a flight risk and that the alleged offenses are bailable.

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Reacting to the request, the EFCC Counsel, Bala Sanga, didn’t object to the bail application.

In his ruling, Justice Aneke granted the defendant in the sum of 50 million naira and he’s to provide a surety in like sum.

The judge instructed that the defendant’s surety must also be a serving director or permanent secretary at the lagos state civil service, likewise the defendant was ordered to submit his traveling passport to the registrar of the court.

The court also granted the request of the defence counsel that the defendant be handed over to his four leading senior counsel, who must guarantee his presence at the next adjourned date, which is fixed for November 24, 2022.


Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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