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N450m Diezani bribe: SAN loses bid to quash charges

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday dismissed an application by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Dele Belgore, challenging the money laundering charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC had on February 8, 2017, arraigned Belgore for allegedly collecting N450m out of the $115m allegedly doled out by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 general elections.

The EFCC claimed that Belgore, a former governorship aspirant in Kwara State, handled the money in cash without going through any financial institution, an act said to be a violation of the provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.

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