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Why Atiku ‘Chief Of Staff’, Barrister Uyi Giwa Osagie Was Arrested By The EFCC (The Untold Secret)

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Atiku Laywer Giwa Osagie Arrested As Bureau De Change Operator Implicated Him In $2Million Money Laundering Case

 Atiku Chief Of Staff  Barrister Uyi Giwa Osagie Was Arrested After Bureau De Change Operator Confession Exposed Him

It is no longer news that the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar right hand man, Uyi Giwa Osagie has been picked up by the EFCC.

He was arrested on Monday night over an alleged money laundering case.

His arrest followed the confession of a Bureau De Change Operator who identified him as the owner of the raw $2million cash found in his possession.

According to The Capital investigation, Barrister Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie runners was arrested with over $2million cash ostensibly meant for electoral purposes. Upon interrogation, the panic-stricken runner confessed that the money was meant for his boss, Uyi.

One of the security agents who ransacked his office in Marina Lagos yesterday disclosed that the arrest didn’t come to Uyi as a shock and surprise because like a Mafioso, he has mastered the art of remaining under the radar while his ‘boys’ run the show on his behalf without any link to him.

From the popular Giwa-Osagie family of Edo State, Uyi is a silent force behind the former Vice President. Everybody that matters know he is the guy to court and defer to if you needed to get anything out of Atiku. Some even say Uyi virtually controls the much older man and determines who gets what and how close you can be with or get to him.

Indeed, Uyi dishes out the goodies and dispenses favours depending on your closeness with him. A source said that even Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), gets things done faster with Uyi by his side than by himself.

Always everywhere with the perennial presidential candidate, in fact, he was among the few that followed Atiku on his recent controversial trip to Washington DC, U.S.A.

The flipside to Uyi is that though cosmopolitan in looks, there are daggers in his smiles. Sources in the Atiku camp say Uyi has indeed been carrying on like Atiku’s de facto Chief of Staff.

He brooks no opposition from anyone and has no scruples crushing perceived enemies.

His recent travail, sources said, may have more than enough to do with the presidential election rescheduled for Saturday, February 23rd.

Uyi is a University of Benin–trained lawyer and partner at the Africa Law Practice, a Nigeria-based, Africa business-focused firm that delivers the very best of African legal and advisory services. He is also described as an accomplished energy and commercial transactions lawyer, vastly experienced in corporate and investment law, and power, energy and infrastructure law and transaction structuring; and has served on several corporate boards straddling most sectors of the economic landscape.

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Barrister Giwa Osagie

Report with Bayowa Olaniyi, The Capital NG

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  1. iron bar

    February 20, 2019 at 4:14 AM

    inec should conduct the upcoming elections and let us know where we stand..


    February 20, 2019 at 4:18 AM


  3. Mon

    February 20, 2019 at 5:28 AM

    We are not going to hear about this again, maybe,just maybe,the toothless attack dog of Buhari administration (EFCC) are sending a message to Atiku camp. They all know themselves.


    February 20, 2019 at 6:06 AM

    Desperation in the air. APC party has now become a wounded lion looking for everything slightest opportunities to defame, stigmatized and denigrate the PDP party and it members. I would rather advice the drowning APC party to invent another stratagem, perhaps that will be sufficient enough to deceive the feebleminded and half-baked APC followers. All they know is to masked themselves as those fighting corruption but not a single corrupt officers has been convicted and prosecuted since four years of vigorous campaign against corruption. What a shame. I believe Nigerians cannot and will not be swayed by the APC deceitful propaganda attempt to demoralize and dispirit Nigerians who have endured unprecedented hardship in the last four years of APC misrule from casting their ballot on behalf of the candidate that appeals to their conscience.

  5. Jilo

    February 20, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    All I know is Atiku is ready to spend all his illegal stolen money on this campaign just to be there. He is optimistic he will get his money back after the election, at the expense of poor masses. I don’t just understand why some people are lining up behind Atiku just because you want to remove Buhari from that seat at all cost when it has clearly shown he has nothing to offer Nigerians.

    Fellow Nigerians it may seems you don’t have any other option left but going for Atiku will only worsen our situation. Just a reminder.

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