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.
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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
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