• Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now – EFCC discloses

    Why we can’t release Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia now – EFCC discloses

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has disclosed why Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia should remain in custody.

    The EFCC urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking immediate release from the EFCC custody.

    Ofili-Ajumogobia has been in EFCC custody since November 8.

    The EFCC arrested her while probing the source of about $793,800, which the EFCC claimed passed through her domiciliary accounts between 2012 and 2015.

    But Ofili-Ajumogobia filed a fundamental rights […]

  • Judge refuses to order Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s release

    Judge refuses to order Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s release

    Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday declined to grant an ex-parte application filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking to secure her release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Justice Hassan instead directed the embattled judge to put the EFCC on notice to enable them file their response to the application.

    Also on Monday, another judge of the court, Justice Mohammed Idris fixed November 25 for judgement on a similar application filed […]

  • 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 […]