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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