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EFCC files 30 charges against Justice Ajumogobia

21 November 2016, 10:01

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed 30 charges against a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia; and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, Punch reports.

The EFCC said about $793 800 passed through the judge’s domiciliary accounts between 2012 and 2015. The judge allegedly used the money to buy a house in London.

The two accounts, Access Bank (0002649223) and Diamond Bank (0032091183) have since been frozen by the EFCC.

The commission is expected to arraign the two suspects before a Lagos State High Court this week.

Five of the charges are centred on an alleged N5m bribe given to the judge by the senior advocate while the remaining 25 charges are on the huge amounts that passed through the accounts of Ofili-Ajumogobia and her alleged inability to explain her source of wealth.

News24 previously reported that Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court was in fresh trouble for allegedly receiving N5m from a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The senior lawyer is said to have numerous cases before the judge.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited the SAN to explain what the money was meant for.

- News 24

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