Ricky Tarfa loses in Court, senior lawyer’s trial to proceed

EFCC Operatives used to illustrate the story.

A Federal High Court in Lagos has thrown out an application by a prominent lawyer, Ricky Tarfa, SAN, seeking to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from prosecuting him.

The EFCC had on February 8 slammed a two-count charge on him bordering on obstruction of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Mr. Tarfa, who was arrested on February 5 by EFCC operatives for allegedly hiding two suspects – Nazaire Sorou Gnanhoue and Modeste Finagnon – in his Mercedes Benz Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, with the intent of shielding them from being arrested, had gone to court seeking to stop his prosecution by the EFCC.

But on Friday, the court threw out his application, thus clearing the way for his prosecution by the EFCC.

The judge however, ruled that the anti-graft agency must respect Mr. Tarfa’s fundamental human rights.


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  • BobSolo

    Ricky Tarfa.’.tie de ba o’ The corrupt SAN has a date in court..let us see you bribe your way out this time… everyday is for the thief , one day for the owner..you have been bribing your ways to win cases from corrupt judges now you have your date in court with EFCC

    • whales1212

      He might as long as we have this sham of judiciary. .

      • Tayo Patriot

        You are right. May God save this country.

        • whales1212

          Amen. But let’s keep doing our part, may be God can have a pity on us, honestly they’ve destroyed this country beyond what we see.

      • Sir Demo

        Exactly my worry. It all looks hopeless for my fatherland! If we failed to put things right under PMB, who else will be able to confront these cursed cabals! Maybe JJ Rawlings method might be the only way ou.

        Looters and their accomplishes that makes peaceful application of our laws impossible, make VIOLENT bloody means. INEVITABLE. Either way the masses will triumph Insha Allah

        • whales1212

          Don’t forget most or a lot of this guys are into form of occultism, I could remember seeing them in those days in place we call “ile ogboni” this is where they decide some of this evil, I have no doubt they are cabal. How on heart can supreme court give the kind of judgement in rivers or how can a judge give perpetual injunction from being prosecuted? Sometimes these things make one so mad. We need to do something or else it’s gonna be going round in circles. We’ll keep praying for this old man that God should use him beyond our imaginations.

          • Sir Demo

            Thank Gid you bring that up. The Ogboni issue is real. Even the non Yorubas among them have their own secret society. It is a fact that as a lawyer to be successful you must join the secret society. I am also from the source, and know much about the Ogboni Ibile

  • Daniel

    He should be made a public example to other corrupt lawyers.

  • favourtalk

    Honestly, it should be clear to all now that nobody is above the law and PMB is for nobody, if you commit any crimes, you will surely pay for any of it. No escaping of crimes again.

    • ed

      We blame and credit the president too much.
      The judge was simply following the law.
      Nigeria fraudlent lawyer are fund of using foundermental human rights as an excuse to escape persecution. That’s the point the judge was rightfully making.
      President Buhari’s anti corruption is helpful in that terms.