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Recalled judge collected N90m bribe from 100 lawyers — Presidential aide

One of the judges recently recalled from suspension by the National Judicial Council will be charged this week with offences bordering on receiving gratification from lawyers, the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, has said.

In a telephone interview with Punch on Sunday, Obono-Obla alleged that the judge was found to have received gratification worth N90m from 100 lawyers.

The presidential aide alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would likely file charges against the judge and the lawyers by Tuesday (tomorrow).

The judge, whose name was not disclosed, will be the second among the recalled judges, to be charged after the NJC lifted their about-eight-month suspension.

The EFCC had shortly after the NJC announced the recall of the six judges in a June 1, 2017 statement, charged Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court in Yenagoa with 14 counts of unlawful enrichment to the tune of $260,000 and N8,650,000.

Obono-Obla told Punch correspondent on Sunday that  the NJC deliberately cleared the judge  (whose name was not disclosed) to resume work despite cases of receiving gratification from lawyers pending against the judicial officer.

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