EFCC discovers how high court judge laundered $900,000


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) late on Saturday, October 22 raided the home of female judge of the Federal High Court, Lagos, Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia, Source reports.

The EFCC said the search of Ofili- Ajumogobia’s residence was in continuation of the commission’s ongoing investigation of her for alleged corruption.

“The search was conducted on the residence of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia “The search yielded documents that would assist the commission’s investigations, including bank accounts in her name and those bearing the names of her children and property title both in Nigeria and abroad,” The Nation quoted an EFCC source as confirming on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Sahara Reporters revealed late on Monday, October 24 that the during the search of Ofili- Ajumogobia’s residence by the EFCC, the commission made a shocking find of almost $1million that she transferred out of Nigeria. “FLASH: Banking documents recovered from the home of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia shows she has wired at $900,000 abroad in two years!” Sahara Reporters tweeted. Meanwhile, the EFCC says it investigations have shown that the salary of former first lady of Nigeria Patience Jonathan was too small to get her a hotel.

Source reports that EFCC has retrieved monthly records of Patience’s salary and it showed that she earned just N700,000 as permanent secretary.

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