The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned Justice Mohammed Yinusa before a Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja.
He was arraigned on a 5 count charge including corruption.
Justice Yinusa was arraigned alongside one Esther Agbo, a staff of the Law Firm of the Snr Advocate of Nigeria.
When the charges were read to them, they both pleaded not guilty before trial judge, Justice Sherifat Solebo.
In the first Count, Justice Yinusa is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by engaging in constant price and confidential telephone communications with Mr Rickey Tarfa, SAN during a period he presided over two of the senior advocate’s matter.
In the second count, Justice Yinusa is charged with corruption for allegedly receiving the sum of N1.5m paid to him by his co-defendant, Esther Agni in order to give judgement in favour of the Law Firm of Rickey Tarfa.
In the third count, Justice Yinusa is charged with agreeing to receive financial benefit from another Snr Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Joseph Nwobike in order to give favourable decisions in the cases of the said lawyer before him.
In count four, the EFCC alleged that Justice Yinusa received the sum of N750,000 from Mr Nwobike and in the fifth charge, Esther Agbo is charged with offering gratification of NI.5m to Justice Yinusa in order to induce him to give judgement in favour of the Law Chambers of Rickey Tarfa.
The two senior advocates linked to this matter are currently being prosecuted by the EFCC in other courts.
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