Photos: 2 Lawyers, Senior Advocates Of Nigeria (SANs) Arrested For Bribery

2 SANS arrested bribery

March 10, 2016 – Pictures: 2 Lawyers, Senior Advocates Of Nigeria, SANs Who Bribed Lagos Judges To Influence Judgement, Rickey Tarfa & Dr. Joseph Nwobike Arrested

By NaijaGists.com

The EFCC on Wednesday arraigned two popular SANs at the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere over bribery allegations.

On 2 separate charges filed by the EFCC before two separate judges, Mr. Rickey Tarfa and Dr. Joseph Nwobike were accused of allegedly bribing a Federal High Court judge, Justice Mohammad Yunusa, to influence his judgement.

joseph nwobikeJoseph Nwobike

Dr Nwoboke was arraigned on a 5-count charge of offering gratification to a public official and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The charges read:

 “That you Dr. Joseph Nwobike (SAN) on March 19, 2015, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court, intentionally gave N750, 000.00 to Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court directly through your United Bank for Africa Plc Account No. 1002664061 in order that the judge acts in the exercise of his official duties.

“That you Dr. Joseph Nwobike (SAN), on September 28, 2015, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court, intentionally gave N300,00.00 to Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court indirectly through Awa Ajia Nigeria Limited’s account No. 0000971931 domicilled in Access Bank Plc belonging to Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court in order that Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa acts in the exercise of his official duties”.

Mr Tarfa who reportedly bribed Justice Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court in Lagos between 2012 and 2015 was also charged.

rickey tarfaTarfa

His charges read;

“That on June 27, 2012, Tarfa internationally gave N1.5 million and N500, 000.00 to Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court in Lagos, directly from his Zenith Bank Account No. 1002926967.

“That on August 6, 2013, the defendant intentionally gave N500,000.00 to Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court directly from his Zenith Bank Account.

‘’That on January 29, 2014, the defendant intentionally gave the same judge N1.5 million from his account.

“That on October 3, 2014, Tarfa gave the judge N835, 000.00.

“That on December 22, 2014, he intentionally gave the Judge N500, 000.00.

“That on October 27, 2015, the defendant intentionally gave N1.5 million to Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court by directly depositing the sum into Awa Ajia Nigeria Ltd’s account No. 0000971931 domicilled in Access Bank Plc, belonging to the judge.

“That on December 30, 2015, the defendant gave the Judge N500, 000.00 by directly depositing the sum into the account of the judge.

Both Nwobike and Tarfa pleaded not guilty and were granted bail on self recognition.

Tarfa’s trial will continue on March 22 while Nwobike’s trial will hold on April 11.