Court adjourns ex-Lagos AG Shashore's case to October

Court adjourns ex-Lagos AG Shasore’s case to October

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Court adjourns ex-Lagos AG Shashore's case to October

Mr Olasupo Shasore

Court adjourns ex-Lagos AG Shashore’s case to October. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned the trial of Mr Olasupo Shasore, a former Attorney General of Lagos State, until October 4 for hearing.

On October 20, 2022, the defendant was charged with four charges of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He pleaded not guilty to the allegation and was granted bail in the sum of N50 million with one surety in the same amount.

During the reign of former Governor Babatunde Fashola, Shasore served as the Attorney General of Lagos State and the Commissioner for Justice.

Mr. Bala Sanga, SAN, declared his appearance for the prosecution at the resumed hearing on Tuesday, while Mr. Olawale Akoni, SAN, announced his appearance for the defendant.

Akoni informed the court that the topic for the day was the hearing of their February 17 application.

He did, however, inform the court that there had been some developments in the case that could impact the hearing of the motion.

Akoni informed the court that recent events indicated the likelihood of an amicable resolution, and that a similar case was already pending before the Lagos High Court in Ikeja.

As a result, he asked an adjournment to allow the parties to exhaust their conversations and reach an agreement on the issues.

The prosecution attorney, who verified Akoni’s submission, did not object to his adjournment request.

As a result, Aneke granted Akoni’s plea and scheduled a hearing for October 4.

According to the accusation, the former AG made a $100,000 cash payment to one Olufolakemi Adelore via Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin.

He was accused of committing the crimes on or around November 18, 2014.

The EFCC also claimed that the defendant made a $100,000 cash payment to one Ikechukwu Oguine without going through a banking institution.
The offenses, according to the anti-graft agency, violate sections 1(a), 16(1)(d), 18(c), and 78(c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended).


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