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Legal gurus in trouble for alleged graft

07 March 2016, 18:03Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Two leading advocates are set to be arraigned at the Lagos State High Court following allegations of corruption.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking the prosecution of Rickey Tarfa and Dr Joseph Nwobike for allegedly offering gratification running into millions of Naira to judges in ploys to influence decisions in their favour.

Tarfa is facing a 27-count of alleged wilful obstruction of authorized officers of EFCC, refusing to declare asset, making false information to an officer of EFCC and offering gratification to a public official.

In 2014, EFCC alleged he intentionally gave N 1,5 million to Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court.

Also read: EFCC alleges Rickey Tarfa lied about his age

He is alleged to, in December 2015 in Lagos, intentionally gave the sum of N500,000 to Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the same court.

He earlier allegedly gave the N835,000 to Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court.

Nwobike, facing a five-count charge of allegedly attempting to pervert the course of justice and offering gratification to public official.

Last March in Lagos, he allegedly gave N750,000 to  Justice Yunusa.

In September, he allegedly gave the sum of N300,000 to the same presiding officer.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokespman, confirmed the imminent arraignment of the duo. 

- CAJ News

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