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EFCC discovers huge amount of laundered money at judge's home

24 October 2016, 08:32

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discovered evidence that a large sum of money was laundered out of Nigeria by a Federal High Court judge in Lagos, Justice Rita Ofili, Naij reports.

The EFCC said that it had discovered documents that Justice Ofili had laundered close to $1 million out of Nigeria over two years after searching her home.

"The search yielded documents that would assist the commission’s investigations, including bank accounts in her name and those bearing the names of her children and property title both in Nigeria and abroad.

"Banking documents recovered from the home of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia shows she has wired at $900,000 abroad in two years,” the EFCC said.

News24 reported that the Federal government has dropped plans to arraign alleged corrupt judges arrested in a DSS raid at the weekend.

It is not clear why the judges are not going to be arraigned again.

The judge were scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.

Department of State Security (DSS) operatives additionally  found a fleet of 15 exotic cars, including a Rolls Royce at one of the seven judges whose home was raided.

It is believed that the opulent lifestyle of the judges played a part in their arrest as it attracted unwanted attention to them as they splurged on exotic cars and homes.

The judge who owned the fleet of exotic cars is believed to have lived in a palatial residence furnished with imported furniture and owning 15 cars.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24

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