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ICPC DETAINS JUDGE, REGISTRAR

By NBF News

ICPC detains Judge, Registrar
By Daniel Alabrah
Sunday, March 07, 2010
The Judge and Registrar of the Abaji Upper Area Court, Mohammed Usman Akoyi and Jibril Wodi are currently being detained by the operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for allegedly tampering with a court record of a corruption related case.

A statement by the ICPC Resident Consultant (Media and Event), Folu Olamiti, said the two Abaji Upper Area Court principal officers are currently in custody following a March 2 order by Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court, Abuja.

Justice Bello ordered that the judicial officers be remanded in the commission's custody till March 11 when their bail application will be heard by the court.

The accused were arraigned on a four and two-count charge respectively of criminal conspiracy by making false entries in a record of proceedings with the intent to conceal a crime of alleged corruption against the judge by one Miss Lesley Hart of the University of Abuja.

The Judge, who is currently serving at the Abaji Upper Area Court, was the judge of Gwagwalada Upper Court where the crime was committed in 2006.

The case has been adjourned to April 14 for hearing.