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Judge Orders Federal Judge, Senior Lawyer Into The Dock


BEVERLY HILLS, November 28, (THEWILL) – A judge at the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Monday ordered a senior judge of the Federal High court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, into the dock over alleged corruption and money laundering.

She was arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi on a 30-count charge of perverting course of justice, forgery and conspiracy alongside a senior advocate, Mr. A. Obla SAN before an Ikeja High Court.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had filed a 30-count charge of corruption and money laundering against both defendants. They both pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The EFCC accused the judge of accepting almost $800,000 (N368 million) between 2012 and 2015 which she allegedly used to buy a house in London.

Their counsel had earlier argued their bail applications, while further hearing on the suit was stood down by the court to prepare ruling on the bail applications.