The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi and the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday struck out the bribery and money laundering cases filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Supo Shasore.
This brings to an end the prosecution of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) which lasted for about 15 months.
He was first arraigned on October 20, 2022 before Justice Chukwuejekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, on four counts of money laundering to the tune of $200,000. A day later, he was also arraigned before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja on two counts bordering on corrupt offers to public officers contrary to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) Act 2000.
Shasore, who was Lagos justice commissioner during the tenure of then Governor Babatunde Fashola, had pleaded not guilty to the charges.