EFCC re-arraigns Federal High Court judge over money laundering charge

EFCC re-arraigns Federal High Court judge over money laundering charge

- Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia is back in EFCC's trouble following allegations of graft

- The Federal High Court judge was re-arraigned on Wednesday, March 3

- The renowned female legal practitioner has been accused of concealing the sum of N12 million

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A Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has been re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 15-count charge bordering on money laundering.

The case is was brought before Justice Mohammed Liman by an EFCC lawyer, Suleiman Suleiman, on Wednesday, March 3, Channels TV reports.

EFCC re-arraigns Federal High Court judge over money laundering charge
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is being accused of concealing N12 million in 2014 (Photo: @officialEFCC)
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Stating the charges against Ofili-Ajumogobia before the court, Suleiman said the accused concealed the sum of N12million in the bank account of Nigel & Colive Limited.

Before this submission, Suleiman applied to the court to remove the name Godwin Obla (SAN) who had earlier been charged alongside Ofili-Ajumogobia.

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Meanwhile, the agency arraigned a former senator, Umaru Tafida Argungu, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the state high court on one count charge of criminal misappropriation of public funds.

Legit.ng reported that the EFCC in a statement posted on its Facebook page on Monday, March 1, said that the ex-senator misappropriated the sum of N419,744,612.

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The anti-graft agency said that Argungu, who represented Kebbi North in the sixth Senate was alleged to have diverted the said sum which was paid by the Sokoto state government as a 40% equity stake in Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited, owners of Hijrah Textile Ltd.

It was gathered that the state government had entered into an agreement with the former senator to buy a 40% stake in his company Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited in order to create jobs and boost the economy of the state.

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