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Chief Judge of Fedearl High Court implicated in $1.3m bribery arrest

12 October 2016, 12:04

Abuja - Chief Justice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Auta has been implicated in the ongoing bribery allegations against some Nigerian judges, reports Sahara Reporters

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja, in whose home over $550 000 was found during  last weekend’s arrest of some high court judges by the Department of State Security (DSS) , has allegedly confessed to a deal between him and Auta

Justice Ademola was said to have confessed that the $300 000 out of the physical cash found in his bedroom was to have been shared between him and Auta.

He told his interrogators that only $50 000 belonged to him in the deal.

Also read: DSS detains judges, seizes assets in graft probe

Asked if that had been the pattern of bribery for the CJ, he answered in the affirmative, saying that several High Court judges are assigned lucrative cases by the CJ, who then requests them to collect the bribes in dollars and transfer to him physically at home.

He revealed that the CJ has received monies from him several times after matching him with high profile cases that are then settled in favor of the highest bidders.

It was learnt that CJ Auta was quizzed and then quietly released on Tuesday by the DSS, but the department has not officially confirmed either his arrest or interrogation.

- News 24


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