According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered yet another bogus financial transaction by Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia after investigations showed she wired N18 million into a foreign account.
Investigation showed that the Commission stumbled on N18 million wired to a foreign account from the justice domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the United Kingdom.
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogbobia is among the six judges being investigated by the Commission for alleged corruption alongside some senior lawyers.
The other five judges include Justice Nasiru Mohammed Yunusa, Justice Hydlezira A. Nganjiwa, Justice Uwani Abba Aji, Justice Agbadu Jamus Fishim and Justice Musa H. Kuriya.
According to EFCC sources, justice Ajumogobia owned up to the money but claimed it was a loan obtained privately from a family friend.
“The ‘family friend’, who is a Chairman of an Oil and Gas Company from where the funds emanated, has been invited by the Commission for questioning. So far, he had told operatives that the money was an assistance he rendered to her.
“Inquiry into the loan facility as claimed by both of them showed no formal agreement or documentation as to how and when the repayment would be made.”
The EFCC sources also said the oil and gas company chairman, whose name was not given is presently telling the Commission the extent of his relationship and involvement with the funds which was wired into the judge’s personal account sometime in 2012 while she was aready a sitting judge of the Federal High Court.