A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Olasupo Shasore, in ex-Gov. Babatunde Fashola’s administration has been arraigned over alleged laundering of $200,000.
Shasore is facing trial before Justice Chukwujekwu Anek on a four-count offences bordering on money laundering, Persecondnews reports.
He was said to have committed the offences sometime in November 2014.
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 was alleged to have induced one Olufolakemi Adelore, in accepting a cash payment of the sum of $100,000, without going through a financial institution.
He also made a cash payment of $100, 000 to one Ikechukwu Oguine without going through a financial institution, According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Shasore allegedly made the cash payment to Ms Adelore through two persons; Auwalu Habu and Wole Aboderin as well as 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.
Pleading not guilty to the four-count charge, the ex-Commissioner for Justice was admitted to a N50 million bail.
Shasore’s legal team comprised Mr Yemi Candide-Johnson (SAN), Dr Muiz Banire (SAN), Mr Segun Ajibola (SAN) and Mr Chijioke Okoli (SAN).
The case has been adjourned until November 24, 2022 for trial.