EFCC Drags Another Senior Lawyer For Bribing Judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has charged a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Nwobike, with offering gratification to a public official before the high court of Lagos State.
The offence is said to be contrary to Section 64 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
The EFCC alleged that Nwobike on March 19, 2015, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Lagos State, intentionally gave the sum of N750,000 to Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court through his United Bank for Africa Plc account with the number: 1002664061 in order for the said Judge to act in his favour.
The charge sheet read, “That you Dr. Joseph Nwobike (SAN) on September 28, 2015 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, intentionally gave the sum of N300,000 to Hon. Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court indirectly through Awa Ajia Nigeria Ltd’s account No. 0000971931 domiciled in Access Bank Plc belonging to Hon. Justice Nganjiwa Hyeladzira Ajiya of the Federal High Court in order that the Hon. Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa acts in the exercise of his official duties.
“That Dr. Joseph Nwobike (SAN) on March 19, 2015 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, attempted to pervert the course of justice by paying directly through your United Bank for Africa Plc account No.1002664061 the sum of N 750,000 to Hon. Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court before whom you have instituted and commenced proceedings.”
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