APOLOGY: Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogbia is the suspect involved and not Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo, We apologize for using the picture of the latter in the previous report and thus it has been taken down.
The error was a very unfortunate oversight and we apologize for the mistake.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have searched the Lagos residence of a female judge of the Federal High Court, Lagos, Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia.
It was in furtherance of the agency’s ongoing investigation of Justice Ofili- Ajumogobia for alleged corruption.
An EFCC source confirmed the operation last night, saying: “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.”
She had been on the EFCC searchlight for some time now following which she was invited for questioning.
She reported to the agency on Thursday, the sixth of the eight judges, under probe by the EFCC.
Others already quizzed by the organization are: Justices Mohammed Nasir Yunusa, Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa, Musa Haruna Kurya, Agbadu James Fishim and Uwani Abba Aji.
The National Judicial Commission (NJC) had in February sanctioned Ofili- Ajumogobia for misconduct on the Bench.
The council barred her from elevation to the Court of Appeal or taking any judicial appointment.