Abuja - The Federal Government has sued three officials of the
Supreme Court for their alleged involvement in corruption practices.
The officials were charged with nine counts, including
alleged diversion of 2.2 billion Naira belonging to the court, according to
The three accused persons are Chief Registrar of the court,
Mr Ahmed Saleh, Muhammed Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal.
Also, they were accused of receiving bribes amounting to 74.4
million Naira from private contractors providing services to the Supreme Court
between 2009 and 2016.
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No date has been scheduled for their arraignment, but they
will be facing nine counts of conspiracy, criminal breach of trust by allegedly
diverting 2.2 billion belonging to the apex court and receiving gratification
as public officers.
that the DSS seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets in a
series of anti-corruption raids targeting senior judges, drawing sharp
condemnation from the bar association and rights groups.
During the nationwide operation, which took place on
Saturday, October 8, 2016, police detained seven judges, according to a security
source, who said a total of 15 judges were being investigated in connection
with allegedly receiving bribes.For
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