Falana An ex-Governor offered me N405m to help launder funds – Lawyer says

The Lagos lawyer, who asked lawyers not to compromise their integrity, said legal luminaries need to spearhead the fight against economic crimes.

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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has revealed that an ex-Governor offered him £1 million (N405m) to help transfer funds abroad, but he turned the offer down.

The Lagos lawyer, who asked lawyers not to compromise their integrity, said legal luminaries need to spearhead the fight against economic crimes.

Falana said “The governor asked me to assist him in transferring money abroad, and that I should claim it to be proceeds from sale of his property in Nigeria.

“And the price was extremely attractive. He was going to pay me a million pounds then, when money was money.

“The governor said he had chosen me for the shady deal, because ‘nobody will suspect you.’ “I told him, ‘Your Excellency, so it is my reputation that you want to buy with your one million pounds?’

“Some of my colleagues thought I was stupid, but those who accepted the offer later found themselves in trouble, as they were arrested and humiliated. They were only lucky not to have been charged to court.”

Falana also said the new money laundering bill will weaken President Buhari’s anti-corruption fight.

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