EFCC arraigns judge for $260,000, N8.6m unlawful enrichment

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arraigned a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, for alleged unlawful enrichment to the tune of $260,000 and N8, 650,000.

Justice Nganjiwa's lawyer, Chief Robert Clarke (SAN), had contended that by virtue of Section 158 of the 1999 Constitution, only the National Judicial Council had the power to deal with the kind of allegations brought against the serving judge by the EFCC.

In the charges, the EFCC accused him of unlawfully enriching himself as a public official by allegedly receiving a total of $260,000 and N8.65m through his bank account between 2013 and 2015. "In view of the claim by the defendant that he's a judge, what should be paramount is the expeditious trial of this case, so that he can know his fate," Oyedepo argued.

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