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EFCC: Justice Ajumogobia, Godwin Oblah arraigned over alleged corruption, granted N20m bail

Justice RITA OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, GODWIN OBLA, have been arraigned at an Ikeja High Court over alleged corruption.

OBLA and Mrs. OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA, a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Lagos, are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

OBLA is also a prosecutor for the EFCC.

The duo was charged with a two-count of perverting the course of justice by the anti-graft agency.

However, they pleaded not guilty to the charges.

OBLA was charged with an additional two counts of offering gratification in the sum of five million naira to OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA, a public official during her service as a judge.

He also pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mrs. OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA faces a 26-count charge of unlawful enrichment, taking property by a public officer, corruption by a public officer, forgery and giving false information to an official of the EFCC.

But she also denied the charges.

In his ruling, Justice  OSHODI noted that though the offences the duo were charged with were serious, the offences were bailable and as a result of their status in society, they posed no flight risk.

He therefore granted a twenty million naira bail on self recognition ordering that they forfeit their international passports.

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