• EFCC set to remand lawyer over alleged N5m bribe to Justice Ofili–Ajumogobia

    EFCC set to remand lawyer over alleged N5m bribe to Justice Ofili–Ajumogobia

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has commenced moves to remand a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, for allegedly paying N5m into the bank account of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili–Ajumogobia.

    Obla, who has been in EFCC detention for the last two days, is also a former EFCC prosecutor.

    A source at the EFCC said, “We still need to keep him for interrogation. We will therefore approach a court to get a remand […]

  • Lawyer, Judge make contradictory claims on alleged N5m bribe

    Lawyer, Judge make contradictory claims on alleged N5m bribe

    A senior lawyer, who has worked for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Godwin Obla, has given statement to investigators which contradicted an earlier statement given by the accused Justice.

    Obla was queried in relation to an allegation of the payment of N5 million to a Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, through a company in which the embattled judge has an interest.

    It was gathered that Ofili-Ajumogobia had earlier told operatives during interrogation that the money was a part payment […]