Court Puts EFFC on Notice Over release of Justice Ajumogobia

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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-21)


Justice Muslim Sule Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday refused an ex-parte application filed by the embattled judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, seeking her release from the EFCC’s custody.

Ajumogobia, who is a judge of a federal high court had through her lawyer, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo ((SAN), filed the ex- parte motion seeking the enforcement of her fundamental rights

The embattled judge is urging the court to order her release from custody, a motion Onigbajo faulted the continued detention of the judge in the EFCC’s custody.

But in a short ruling, Justice Hassan directed the applicant to put the The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on notice.

The judge held that the interest of justice will better be served if the respondent is put on notice.

The matter was fixed for November, 28 for hearing.

It could be recalled that EFCC had preferred a 30-count charge against Ajumogobia and a senior advocate, Godwin Obla, (SAN) over alleged perversion of the cause of justice and they are set to be arraigned before a Lagos High Court.

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