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Judgesgate scandal: Five more jurists face trial over allegations

Judges...five of their ilks standing trial for alleged infractions
Judges…five of their ilks standing trial for alleged infractions

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will about this week arraign five more judges on the massive corruption Judgesgate scandal.

Sources disclosed to www.gongnews.net that the anti-graft agency has concluded her investigation of the five judges and are set for trial. The five justices under the radar here include the following: Mohammed Nasir Yunusa; Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa; Musa Haruna Kurya; Agbadu James Fishim; and Uwani Abba Aji.

The anti-graft Commission had last week arraigned one out of the six judges under corruption probe. Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia was arraigned on a 26-count charge of unlawful enrichment, taking property by a public officer, corruption by a public officer, forgery and giving false information to an official of the EFCC amongst others.

It was learnt that the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court (NIC) are working on re-assigning the cases being handled by the affected justices before their arraignment, in line with the directive of the National Judicial Council (NJC) which ordered the judges to stay away from sitting pending the outcome of their trial.

Report also said some of the lawyers, who aided and abetted such bribe offers for the judges were interrogated and may be facing trial too as accessories after the facts.

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