Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji Discharged, Acquitted of N600mn Money Laundering Charges

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji has been discharged and acquitted by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos from money laundering charges.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had accused Ikuforiji and Oyebode Atoyebi, his aide, of laundering around N600 million but the two-time Speaker has been acquitted in what has sparked huge euphoria amongst his supporters.

In his ruling, the judge described the trial as “anachronistic”.

“This proceeding should have been treated as an aborted trial and the charges should have been withdrawn,” he said.

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