The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday interrogated two Federal High Court judges Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa. The two members of the Nigerian Bench went to the Lagos office of the anti-corruption Federal Agency to honour an invitation extended to them by the agency.
The anti-corruption commission, had, last week, informed that it was investigating eight judges and two court registrars, saying that some of them, who had been invited by the commission, had made useful statements, which had been of great assistance to the investigations.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that Justices Yunusa and Nganjiwa were invited following EFCC’s discovery of allegations bordering on bribery and money laundering during investigations in an ongoing case in which two senior lawyers, Rickey Tarfa and Joseph Nwobike, had already been arraigned in court.
EFCC had arraigned both Tarfa and Nwobike before a Lagos High Court on March 9, 2016 for allegations of bribery and offering gratification to a public official.
Both senior lawyers are facing criminal prosecution for allegedly offering gratification to Federal High Court judges to refrain them from exercising duties of their office.
The source informed that EFCC’s subsequent investigation revealed that the two judges allegedly received sums of money from both Tarfa and Nwobike severally.
As of the time of filing this report, it was not certain if the judges would be allowed to go home as they were still being interrogated by operatives of the commission.
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