Court Rejects Judge’s request for bail from EFCC Custody

EFCC Custody

Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, is to remain in the custody of the economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC).

This followed the refusal of her exparte application by justice Muslim Hassan of a federal high court, Abuja, on the ground that she failed to notify EFCC of the application.

Her counsel, Moyosore Onigbajo, in the application argues that the judge’s fundamental human rights are being violated over her continued detention by EFCC without trial.

The charges filed against her included her failure to disclose the source of 793 thousand dollars in her domiciliary account between 2012 and  2015, used to buy a house in London and alleged 5 million naira bribe received from a lawyer, Godwin Obla, who had a case before her.

Justice Tsoho, directing the Judge’s counsel to put EFCC on notice, has adjourned the case till November 28.

EFCC had filed a 30 count charge against the judge and the lawyer at a Lagos High Court.

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