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Justices Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa
Justices Mohammed Nasir Yunusa and Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa

Interrogation of two Federal High Court Judges begins.

The interrogation of two Federal High Court Judges, MOHAMMED NASIR YUNUSA and HYELADZIRA AJIYA NGANJIWA by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at its Lagos office has begun.

They were summoned by the anti-graft agency despite opposition from the National Judicial Council where they were quizzed for several hours.

According to information made available to newsmen, the two men were immediately ushered into the interrogation room when they arrived at the EFCC’s office.

Their invitation is sequel to the bribery and money laundering allegations the commission discovered during investigations in an ongoing case in which two senior lawyers have already been arraigned in court.

It will be recalled that the EFCC had on March 9, 2016 arraigned two Senior Advocates of Nigerian, RICKEY TARFA and JOSEPH NWOBIKE, before a Lagos High Court on allegations of offering gratification to a public official.

The two senior lawyers are currently facing criminal prosecution for allegedly giving bribes to judges in order to obtain favourable judgments.

The grilling of the two judges comes amidst controversy generated by the arrest of seven others nationwide last week by the Department of State Security Service, DSS, in connection with graft-related offences.

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