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EFCC Seizes Justice Rita Ofili’ Daughter’ Passport As Uduaghan Pays N15M Into Judge’ Bank Account

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EFCC Seizes Justice Rita Ofili’ Daughter’ Passport As Uduaghan Pays N15M Into Judge’ Bank Account

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January 3, 2017 – Ex-Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan Pays N15 Million Into Judge’s Bank Account For Medical Assistance

EFCC Seizes Justice Rita Ofili Ajumogobia’s Daughters Passport 

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A Former Governor has denied the remittance of N15 million to a judge’s bank account.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) believes that the cash was paid to the Federal High Court’s Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia as “medical assistance”.

All judges, who hail from South South State, were said to have benefited from the “medical assistance account”.

A source in the anti-graft commission said:

“Following the discovery of suspicious remittances of N15 million in three installments into the account of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, our detectives invited the ex-Governor for interrogation.
“During the interaction, he admitted offering of medical assistance to judges from state, including Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, as part of the policy of his administration.
“We are still investigating the curious medical assistance payment because the National Judicial Council (NJC) takes care of medical bills of all serving and retired judges.
“We will look at records and verify the list of such beneficiary judges nationwide. We may re-invite the ex-governor, if necessary.”

The former governor was said to have told EFCC detectives that the “medical assistance” was neither slush nor bribe funds.

Besides, said a source, he stresses that the state government had no case before all beneficiaries to have warranted any hidden motive behind the gesture.

He denied a likely perversion of the course of justice.

The United States (U.S.)-based medical student daughter of the embattled judge is stranded in the country because of the seizure of her passport by the EFCC.

It was not immediately clear if any slush money had been traced to the girl’s account.

Another source said: “This student is doing her clinicals in the U.S. But she is stranded because of her mother’s travails. The judge has been appealing to the EFCC to save her daughter’s career by releasing the seized passport.
“The family is just appealing to the EFCC to release the girl’s passport for her not to lose this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

But an EFCC official insisted yesterday that “it is not a case of arbitrary seizure of the girl’s passport; we are investigating alleged links between the mother and the daughter on some suspected cases of money laundering”.

EFCC operatives on December 8, last year visited Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos home.

“The operation was meant to interview her daughter and son, who allegedly did not honour previous invitation from the EFCC,” the source said.

The EFCC, on November 28, last year, arraigned Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, before Justice O.H Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a 30-count charge of offering gratification to a public servant, unlawful enrichment, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and giving false information to an officer of the commission.

[The Nation]




    January 3, 2017 at 9:55 AM


  2. Henkel

    January 3, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Just for mercy, they should give the girl her passport back. But the EFCC should not relent on digging more on this Uduaghan and Ofili. They may think they are smart but justice knows every man’s number. You can not pin point any legacy Uduaghan left behind in Delta state. You will weep if you visit that state. They always rush their children to school abroad because they know that the schools here is nothing to talk about. God will punish all those that one way or the other made this country to be underdeveloped

  3. iron bar

    January 3, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    UDUaghan,na only u waka come?u will soon be investigated and serve ur jail term like ibori.naija hospital can give her medical attention ,she go miss if she travel abroad.just like diezeani.chop illegal money,pay the price..chikena

  4. Jilo

    January 3, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    This woman knows the best for her daughter. She used the proceed from bribery money to sent her daughter to one of the best schools in the world in order to become a medical doctor. This Judge destroyed somebody else’s daughter to better her daughter’s life. Here is the analysis: some money was deposited in this Judge account for perversion of Justice. She swap justice by given the guilty verdict to the non guilty individual; vice versa. The effect of this was, the people who suppose to be doing well under the rightful owner of mandate were being deprived of their entitlement, some could not afford to send their children to school because the money apportion to them was embezzled by the corrupt leaders who bribe his way to the leadership position.

    At times most of us never taught about consequence of our actions. We think it is normal to do some certain things without taking to consideration the effects. Now this is law of karma and the sin of the mother has been revisited upon her daughter. Good one.

  5. fifelomo

    January 3, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Yeye people.

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