NBA President, Paul Usoro, arrives court for arraignment
Nigerian Bar Association, NBA president Paul Usoro, has arrived the Federal High Court in Lagos for his scheduled arraignment, Daily Trust reports
He arrived the court on Monday morning.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a ten-count charge against Usoro on allegations of money laundering.
EFCC’s allegations against Usoro relate to converting to personal use, concealing the source of, disguising the origin of and retaining in his account sums of money to the tune of billions of Naira belonging to the Akwa Ibom State government.
The EFCC claimed that Usoro in connivance with the others, conspired among themselves to commit the offence sometime in 2015 “within the jurisdiction of this honourable court”.
Counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, who signed the charge sheet, said in the charge sheet the offence allegedly committed by the NBA President was contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.