Atiku’s Son-In-Law Arraigned In Court By EFCC

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The EFCC accused Babalele of allegedly laundering about 140,000 dollars, in the build-up to the last general elections.

The defendant was first arraigned on Aug. 14, during the court’s vacation before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, who sat as vacation judge.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N20 million with one surety in like sum.

However, following a re-assignment of the case file to a new judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, the defendant was re-arraigned on Tuesday.

He also pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Aneke granted his request to continue on the earlier bail condition granted him by Justice Oweibo.

Meanwhile, after his re-arraignment, Babalele applied to the court for a release of his international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

But the prosecution counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo who appeared with A.O Mohammed, opposed the application, arguing that there was no proof that his condition could not be treated in Nigeria.

Justice Aneke has however, adjourned until Octt. 11 for ruling on the bail application.

In the charge, EFCC accused the defendant of “procuring one Mohammed to make a cash payment of the sum of 140,000 dollars, without going through any financial institution.”

The prosecution said that the money exceeded the threshold stipulated by the Money laundering Act

He said that the defendant made committed the offence on Feb. 20.

The offences contravenes the provisions of Section 16(2) and 18 (c) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.

30 COMMENTS


  1. May God save us in this country.efcc arraign so so person efcc seize that property efcc collect billions of naira and masses are suffering

  2. This is so sad,corruption has eaten deep to the bone marrow of every Nigerians. Yet our governments cannot pay #30,000 minimum wage to workers but their in-law can have access to millions of dollars, God is watching us o

  3. According to my own view,No Government can solve the problems of corruption in our dear country Nigeria urrespective of power you have simply because the issue of corruption is in all arms of governments federal level, state level and local level is not lack behind in the corruption.

  4. They are only sharing us the news to be like the law has hold on them which we all know that the law only affect the masses with low class even the middle class are not left out only the high class(our rich politicians are not been affected by the law)so stop fooling us

  5. Nigerian efcc and our court issue has became bizness center.where some one find equity and grant ball but when it is ordinary Nigeria he or she must go to jail or life imprisonment. A country where only opposition party are arrested every day and government party are swallow our money or turning to monkey to swallowed money and nothing was happened .may God restore Nigeria

  6. This country is full of corruption. How can someone embezzled that kind of money and was asked for just 20millon naira for bill. Where is this Nigeria going too. If it was the laser class that fall victim of this the court will demand for the money that he/she those not have.

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