Ofili-Ajumogobia stood trial with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla
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During the trial, another witness, Lawal Abdullahi, narrated to the court how the embattled judge made a failed attempt to evade investigators of the anti-graft agency by falsely claiming that she was in admitted in hospital
Giving his testimony during cross-examination by Olawale Akoni in the trial before an Ikeja High Court in Lagos State, Tahir said: “I have seen Hon. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia but I have never met her one on one.
The NJC said the decision to have the judges, including Justice John Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, return to their duties was taken at its 82nd meeting, which took place on May 31 and June 1, 2017
Justice Yargata Nimpar, who read the decision of the court, said the High Court, which tried him, did not properly evaluate the evidence before it
Assistant Comptroller of Customs, made the assertion while giving testimony in the ongoing trial of the judge of the Federal High Court before an Ikeja, Lagos State High Court
Chief Robert Clarke, Ofili-Ajumogobia’s new lead defence counsel, challenged the court’s jurisdiction on Monday in an application brought before Justice Hakeem Oshodi
Led in evidence by Rotimi Oyedepo, the prosecutor for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Okaranwolu, also revealed the judge’s bank transaction details
The details were revealed before a packed courtroom during the continuation of the evidence-in-chief of her account officer, Ademola Oshodi, a banker with Diamond Bank Plc
However, due to her inability to meet the bail conditions, Ajumogobia filed an application before the court, praying it to vary the bail conditions
The duo that are being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged corruption, have been jointly charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice.
They were said to have made their statements to the operatives, according to an EFCC official
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia had on May 20 sentenced Omatseye to a prison term of five years for awarding contracts above threshold while in office
In her judgment, the judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, said the prosecution’s case was “feeble” and failed to provide “copious evidence” linking Mr. Fani-Kayode to money laundering
At the resumed hearing of the case, the prosecution witness and procurement officer with the Bureau for Public Procurement, Aliu E. Aliu, reviewed various documents already tendered by the prosecution as exhibit and told the court that all the approval for supply of goods in the documents before the court marked exhibit PD16 A-Y, were clearly above the stipulated threshold allowed the former NIMASA boss