– EFCC on Tuesday, April 16, stormed Ikeja high court to arrest a former Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili Ajumogobia
– The presiding judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi, had earlier struck out 30 count charge suit against Justice Ajumogibia
– Ajumogibia is facing charges bordering on corruption and abuse of office
The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, April 16, laid siege within the premises of Ikeja high court in a bid to arrest a former Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili Ajumogobia . The Nation reports that this followed the striking out of the 30 count charge suit against Justice Ajumogibia by Justice Hakeem Oshodi. Ajumogibia is facing charges bordering on corruption and abuse of office as a public officer.
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Lovameet Reporter gathered that the court described what EFCC did as a waste of judicial time. The judge had berated the EFCC for asking that the case be struck out based on a Court of Appeal judgement in favour of another judge accused of corruption. Ajumogobia who wore a leg cast on her right leg, had proceeded out of the court but fled back upstairs into the court when she saw armed operatives of the commission who were waiting to arrest her. It was gathered that the judge is currently holed up inside the court, while the operatives are outside the door waiting to arrest her.
Meanwhile, Lovameet had earlier reported that an Ikeja high court on Tuesday, April 16, struck out the corruption suit the EFCC filed against Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, and Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).