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EFCC explains how Rickey Tarfa paid money into judges’ accounts

29 June 2016, 13:16

Abuja - An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s witness in the ongoing trial of Rickey Tarfa (SAN) has revealed how Tarfa allegedly paid money into the bank account of two federal High Court judges, Punch reports.

The witness, Tosin Owobo, who is an EFCC operative, told the court that in the course of investigation, the commission wrote letters to Zenith and Fidelity banks requesting information on Tarfa and Awa Ajia Nigeria Limited’s account.

He said this while being led in evidence by the counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo.

The witness gave a breakdown of some transactions in the account linking Tarfa and the two judges from the statement of account received.

Also read: EFCC's obstruction: Tarfa docked, granted bail

According to the witness, several payments were made into the account at different times by the suspect.

News24 previously reported that the EFCC 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.

He was arrested by the EFCC for obstructing the arrest of two suspects of financial crimes, by hiding them in his car.

- News 24

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