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Court Clears Ex-Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji, Aide of Money Laundering Charge

Justice Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court in Lagos has discharged and acquitted a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, of an alleged N338.8 million money laundering charge slammed on him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). .

Ikuforiji was cleared of the alleged offence alongside his former Personal Assistant, Oyebode Atoyebi.

Delivering judgement in the matter today, Justice Liman held that the anti-graft agency failed to prove its case against the defendants beyond reasonable doubt.

The defendants were first arraigned on March 1, 2012, before Justice Okechukwu Okeke on a 20-count charge bordering on misappropriation and money laundering.

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