Saturday, 29 October 2016

Corruption Saga!! - EFCC & APC Accused Of Bribing Judges With N1m

Updated 29 October, 2016
Amid trial of judges over bribery and other corrupt practices in the judiciary, anti-corruption body Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have been indicted in fresh allegations on Thursday, October 28. 

According to Sahara Reporters, APC’s national legal adviser Muiz Banire some time ago allegedly gave a gift of N500,000 to a certain judge at the Industrial Court.

The EFCC itself also reportedly gave a N500,000 gift to chief judge whose mother died. This was revealed by a lawyer invited by the EFCC over bribery of judges.

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) This accusation comes just as the EFCC begins quizzing three senior lawyers over the involvement with corruption in the judiciary. 

The lawyers sources said reported the Lagos office of the EFCC Thursday, October 27. They were being grilled for allegedly transferring huge sums of money to the bank accounts of some indicted judges. 

These senior advocates of Nigeria include: Paul Usoro, Gani Adetola-Kaseem, and Felix Fagbohungbe. “We have discovered that corruption in the judiciary is widespread,” the source said. 


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