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EFCC charges NBA president over alleged N1.4bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), before the Federal High…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), before the Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged fraud of N1.4billion.

The charge sheet, marked FHC/418c/18, was filed before Justice Muslim Hassan on Wednesday.

Counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, who signed the charge sheet, said in the charge sheet that the offence allegedly committed by the NBA President was contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.

He added that the SAN is liable to be punished under Section 15(3) of the same Act.

It will be recalled that the NBA is the umbrella body of all legal practitioners in the country.