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P&ID Scam: EFCC Detains, Grills Ex-Lagos AG, Shasore

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained for questioning a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN).

Naija News reports that the Senior Lawyer was grilled by EFCC operatives over his roles in the Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) scam.

Recall that the anti-graft agency had earlier questioned the former Lagos AG over the allegations against him.

A source told The PUNCH that Shasore arrived at the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon and was questioned for several hours.

The source said, “Sashore is still been questioned over his roles in the P&ID scam following new evidence uncovered by investigators. He will spend the night (yesterday) in our custody.”

Sashore was alleged to have bungled the case filed against P&ID in London despite being paid a $2 million professional fee by the Federal Government.

Reports said he was appointed as counsel for Nigeria in the arbitration leading to the legal tussle on account of his legal expertise and position as a former president of the Lagos Court of Arbitration.

Shasore was said to have been paid $2m to assist in the first and second stages of the arbitration.

But investigation by the EFCC later revealed that Shasore did not give his best to defend the country’s interest but rather kept pushing for settlement, suggesting that he was compromised.

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