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Two federal judges in EFCC net over bribery, money laundering

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] is on the neck of two judges of the Federal High Court in Lagos over bribery and money laundering.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] is on the neck of two judges of the Federal High Court in Lagos over bribery and money laundering.

The affected judges – Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa – reported at the Lagos Office of the EFCC following invitations to them.

It was gathered that two lawyers had already been arraigned in court in connection with the matter.

It was stated that the judges were being ‘attended to” by operatives in charge of the matter.

An operative of the commission said the judges arrived the Lagos office of the commission by 10:05am.

The source said the judges were invited as a result of allegation of bribery discovered in an ongoing case in which two lawyers have been arraigned in court.

The two lawyers who were arraigned in court are Rickey Tarfa (SAN) and Joseph Nwobike (SAN).

The source said, “The judges arrived at the Commission’s Lagos Office about 10:05am on Monday following an invitation letter the EFCC extended to them.

“Their invitation is sequel to the bribery and money laundering allegations the commission discovered during investigation in an ongoing case in which two senior lawyers have already been arraigned in court.”

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, had said in a statement on Thursday that the commission was investigating eight judges and two registrars.

He said some of the judges who had cases to answer would soon appear in court to defend allegations against them.

Uwujaren said one out of the seven judges arrested by the Department of State Service was among those being investigated by the commission.

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