by Ajadi Daniel
The EFCC has discovered a financial transaction amounting to N18 million by Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili Ajumogobia, one of the six judges under investigation. The money was said to have been wired to a foreign account from the judge’s domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the UK.
Sources said the Judge did not deny the money but claimed that that it was a loan obtained from a family friend, who is said to be the chairman of an oil and gas company. The so called family friend has been invited by the EFCC for questioning. It was gathered that the money was transferred by the businessman to Justice Ajumogobia’s account in 2012.
The other five judges under investigation include Nasiru Mohammed Yunusa, Justice Hydlezira A. Nganjiwa, Justice Uwani Abba Aji, Justice Agbadu Jamus Fishim, and Justice Musa H. Kuriya.
This is a case of the law taking on its custodians, but when are we going to get conviction, when would the EFCC be vindicated about their suspicion? when would the anti-corruption war be justified and seen as necessary. This whole enterprise against the judiciary must worth the publicity given it and the paranoia if we must send a message to other arms of government. It is already a bold attempt at fighting corruption by taking it to the door step of those that are legally and morally expected to be incorruptible
The fact is that we are all on the side waiting to see if the EFCC itself has the capacity and the moral integrity to fight this hydra headed monster that has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation.
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