EFCC re-arraigns Atiku’s lawyer, brother over alleged $2m money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos office, on Tuesday re-arraigned a lawyer to the former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa and his brother, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie.

This was announced via the verified handle of the commission on the microblogging platform, Twitter @officialEFCC.

They were arraigned before Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State, on a three-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of $2,000,000 (Two million United States Dollars).

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The duo was first arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo for the same charges on the 14th of August, 2019 which they both pleaded not guilty.

They were re-arraigned Tuesday because the matter was brought before another judge.

Osagie-Giwa and his brother also pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Consequently, the counsel to the two defendants, Johnson Samuel and Oluwafemi Anjorin urged the court to allow the two defendants to continue on their former bail granted them when they were first arraigned before the court.