EFCC: Nigerian Bar Association president granted N250m bail after pleading 'not guilty' to charges of money laundering

The president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro (SAN) has been granted a bail in the sum of N250 million after he was arraigned before the Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos over allegations of fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.

Mr. Usoro was, last week, brought before the court by the anti-graft agency on
an alleged money laundering of N1.4 billion charge but the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, adjourned the case over the non service of the charge sheet by the prosecuting team.

See also: EFCC's N1.4 billion fraud case against NBA president in Lagos adjourned

Justice Muslim Hassan also dismissed arguments from his lawyers seeking to transfer the case to Abuja.

The NBA president plead not guilty to the charges and was asked by the court to surrender his international passport to the court.

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