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

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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.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Jilo

    March 10, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    High profile attorneys like those two dudes above are the ones the playing a major role in hampering the progress of this Country. Their actions always have a long term effect on the citizens of Nigeria. Giving bribe to pervert justice especially by legal professionals such as SAN is an aggravated offense. In most cases it can be classified as a capital offense which carries minimum of life imprisonment. Let the restructuring of this Country starts from our judiciary branch then after that, I believe everything will fall into places. Let that Judge come out to tell Nigerian about the money that has been flowing in into her account from unknown source and never reported it to the government. Fellow Nigerians, the secret behind what is plaguing this nation lies between our leaders and those in the position of authority in this Country.

    • jojo

      March 10, 2016 at 5:59 PM

      WELL SAID

  2. D Hunter

    March 10, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    So many bad, corrupt, rotten eggs in the Judiciary.
    The Court is surposed to be the last hope of the cheated but what do we have today? It is now the celebrated end of the cheats.

    No trust, no intergrity, no fairness, no justice, no truth. All because of MONEY.

    Many are in the prison today for minor cases and because they have no money to pursue their case. So, the rich alway win over them. Its a pity.
    May God help us in this country.
    I gat to…
    #stroll#

  3. Precious

    March 10, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    True talk D Hunter i just wonder y things are like dis

  4. Metu Nyetu

    March 10, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Beaten in their own game at last. They say the judiciary is the last hope of the common man. For me, I just pray not to be so common a man as to now have my hope in Nigeria’s corrupt judiciary. I do not regard them any more than I regard the police. They are all rotten through and through. The food ones, if there be, are suppressed and suffocated such that they bow out of the line and the corruption continues.

  5. Jojo.

    March 10, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Even plus all the money their head still look like crayfish wey nor done.

  6. Tee

    March 10, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Justice on sale!naija for you; sometimes i wonder how some of these so called ‘san’ got the accolades,they are so crude in their presentations at times it beggars believe. where there is no law then anarchy will be order of the day. this is the how so many high profile criminal and fraud cases get swept under the carpet and simple cases goes on for years. until we have people of high integrity in these are arms of government then we will remain stagnant, we need to make it capital punishment for these criminals hiding under titles as deterrent for others.at least if it is on the books then it will be serving as reminder each time any highly placed individual think of taking the wrong step. na wah oo

  7. amy

    March 11, 2016 at 5:02 AM

    @jilo, you have said it all

  8. sola olaniyi

    March 11, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Corruption everywhere

  9. Amazon

    March 11, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    The Judge is now being judged

  10. Maryf

    March 11, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Bribery and corruption will never end in Nigeria! God forbid.

    • Olanrewaju

      March 11, 2016 at 4:04 PM

      I tell u,it will only reduce

  11. Olanrewaju

    March 11, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Hmmmmm,trust nobody even your lawyer

  12. my lady

    March 12, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    nawa ooo

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