EFCC Arraigned Former Lagos AG Twice Within 24-hours

For the second time within twenty four hours, embattled Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Olasupo Shasore, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

While Shasore was arraigned yesterday before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a four-count charge of money laundering, the senior lawyer, today was arraigned before a Special Offences Court in Ikeja in a similar fact but different offences.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria was arraigned on two count charge before Justice Mojisola Dada for alleged corrupt offers to public officers.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge bordering on corrupt officers contrary to Section 9(1)(a)(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2020.

Upon his plea of not guilty, EFCC Counsel, Bala Sanga, requested for a trial date to prove the allegation against him.

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

Reacting to the request, the EFCC Counsel, Bala Sanga, SAN, didn’t object to the bail application but prayed the court to give condition that will ensure that he attend his trial.

In her ruling, Justice Dada granted him bail and released him to his counsel with a promise to undertake to present him to court during the trial.

The matter was subsequently adjourned till December 6, for commencement of trial