Criminal Law

Absence of prosecution stalls ex-A.G Lagos, Shasore’s trial

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday have further adjourned the trial of former Lagos State Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner Olasupo Shasore SAN to 21st of February, 2023.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke fixed the date due to a letter written by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Barr Bala Sanga

The prosecution sought for adjournment of the trial to another day in a letter dater 21st of November.

Sanga said that he has two matters before a Federal High Court Abuja.

Defence counsel Olawale Akoni SAN urged the court to consider the adjournment was at the instance of the prosecution

Recall that Sasore was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on the 29th of October on the offence bordering on money laundering into tune of $100,000

He was arraigned on a four-count charge before Chukwujekwu Aneke, judge of a federal high court in Lagos.

The former AG was alleged to have committed money laundering to the tune of $100,000 without going through a financial institution.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge

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