EFCC takes Justice Nganjiwa’s corruption case to S’Court


Oladimeji Ramon

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has rejected the judgment of the Court of Appeal which quashed the 14 corruption charges it filed against a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa.

The anti-graft agency has approached the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the appellate court’s judgment and restore the charges against the judge.

The EFCC accused the judge of receiving a total of $260,000 and N8.65m gratification to enrich himself as a public official.

The anti-graft agency arraigned Justice Nganjiwa on June 23, 2017 before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere.

But in the middle of the trial before Justice Adedayo Akintoye, the appellate court, in a judgment on December 11, 2017, quashed the charges, setting the embattled judge free.

The appellate court, in a lead judgment by Justice Abimbola Obaseki-Adejumo, held that the…

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