Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has alleged that Rickey Tarfa sent a sum of N225 000 to Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court on January 7, 2014.
The anti-graft agency made the allegation while urging Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss the N2.5bn fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against it by Tarfa.
Tarfa filed the suit to challenge his alleged unlawful arrest and detention by the EFCC on February 5.
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He was arrested by the EFCC for obstructing the arrest of two suspects of financial crimes, by hiding them in his car.
EFCC revealed that the applicant’s law firm was in the habit of asking the Chief Registrar of the Lagos Judicial Division of the Federal High Court to assign his cases before His Lordship, Honourable Justice M. N. Yunusa, in furtherance of the understanding between the applicant and the particular judge.
The matter has been fixed for Friday for argument before Justice Idris.
- News 24