EXCLUSIVE: EFCC seeks relisting of judge accused of bribery
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Nigeria, Feb. 4 -- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Court of Appeal in Lagos to list Mohammed Yunusa, a judge recently discharged of bribery charges, for re-trial.
The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja had in a ruling on January 25 discharged Mr Yunusa of the bribery charges, citing a December 23, 2020 letter by the National Judicial Council (NJC) which lifted the suspension slammed on him in July 2016.
EFCC's prosecutor, Wahab Shittu, had called 10 prosecution witnesses with only about two more to be presented, when the court struck out Mr Yunusa's name off the charges, and ordered his alleged co-accomplice, Esther Agbo, to continue facing the trial.
Dissatisfied with the trial court's ruling, the commis...
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