Bribery Allegations: Fifth Prosecution Witness Testifies Against Justice Ajumogobia

AjumogobiaA fifth prosecution witness on Friday testified at the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, in the case of alleged bribery against a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is standing trial along with a senior lawyer, Godwin Obla, who is accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of bribing the judge with five million naira.

The judge on her part, is being tried on allegations of bribery and unlawful enrichment.

The prosecution witness, an Assistant Controller of Customs, Omale Ujah, told Justice Hakeem Oshodi how the sum of 12 million naira was paid into the account of a company purportedly owned by Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia.

“In the course of my duty in 2014, the Deputy Controller-General that I was working with, Musa Tahir, came down from the office of the Controller-General of Customs and gave me the account number of Nigel and Colive limited, ‎saying that the CGC said we should liase with 12 Commands and they should pay one million naira each to my account, and that I should transfer the whole sum to Nigel and Colive Limited. That instruction was carried out,” the witness told Justice Oshodi.

He added that he effected the payment in three trenches of four million naira, three million naira and five million naira.

Mr Ujah, however, testified that he was not aware of any services rendered by Nigel and Colive Limited to the Nigeria Customs Service.

Source: Channels Tv

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