Judge orders fellow judge, senior lawyer into the dock

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia

A judge at the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court has ordered a federal judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, into the dock for arraignment on money laundering, the Punch newspaper is reporting.

The arraignment of Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia and a senior lawyer, Godwin Obla, is currently underway before Justice T. Oshodi.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had filed a 30-count charge of corruption and money laundering against both defendants.

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.

Before her arraignment on Monday, Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia had repeatedly shunned invitations to report to the anti-graft commission, before finally appearing before the agency on October 20.

Details later….


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  • FineBoy

    What is news here.
    The accuse is a suspect not a judge.
    The dock is for suspects

  • thusspokez

    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.

    Why couldn’t she spend the money in Nigeria? She didn’t only accept bribes but spent the money in another country. I think that using ill-gotten gains from Nigeria to purchase property or invest in another country should carry a much heavier sentence. This is a double crime!

    • kinsly

      Gbam! On point.

  • Rommel

    These people should no longer be charged for money laundry but rather economic sabotage which makes them eligible to stand trial for treason

    • kinsly

      The best and most legitimate way to finally end corruption. Charge all looters of public funds for Economic sabotage,treason and economic genocide against the people of our Fatherland (mass murder). Meanwhile,Rommel I hail thee.

    • Sanssouci

      Lol then execute them if found guilty abi?

  • SAM .A

    What is good for the goose is also good for the gander , she had arraigned multiple criminals in her court , time to taste out what it looks like to commit such acts, while she had been hiding under that Regalia .Tale of two cities is gradually melting away . Same rule for the armed robbers , pen robbers and unarmed robbers , The change is gradually here.

  • SAM .A

    We have been hearing only one side of these stories , the Bribery Takers , when will EFCC also arraign the Bribe Givers , I am not unmindful os Abla , the Senoir Agbaya of Nigeria , who is a night crawler and their cohort in crime .

    • Peter_Edo

      Senoir Agbaya of Nigeria

      hahahahahahahahahahahaha, i laugh, now for the Chinese version choichoichoichoichoichoi