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Though discharged and acquitted, Ofili-Ajumogobia to be arraigned by EFCC today

Though discharged and acquitted, Ofili-Ajumogobia to be arraigned by EFCC today

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today arraign former Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Although Justice Hakeem Oshodi in his ruling on Tuesday discharged and acquitted Ajumogobia of corruption charges brought against her, she was immediately whisked away by the operatives of the agency and will be in the dock today for fresh corruption charges.

It was gathered that she would be arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on an 18-count charge bordering on corruption and money laundering.

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One of the 18 charges reads: “That you Hon. Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili Ajumogobia and Godwin Obla, SAN, on or about the 21stday of May 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court conspired to indirectly conceal the sum of N5 million in Diamond Bank account of Nigel and Colive Ltd, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful act to wit: unlawful enrichment and you thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 18 (a), 15 (2) (a) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act”.

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