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EFCC set to appeal acquittal of Babalakin

24 February 2015, 08:59Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) hinted it would appeal the Lagos High Court to acquit Wale Babalakin, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on a myriad of charges.

The anti-graft agency had sought the prosecution of the legal practitioner on a 27-count charge of fraud, conspiracy, and retention of proceeds of criminal conduct.

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“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to the ruling by a Lagos High Court, presided over by Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo which discharged and acquitted Wale Babalakin, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,” said Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity.

He said the EFCC will avail itself of all available options, including the right of appeal, after careful study of the ruling.

- CAJ News

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