The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced moves to remand a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, for allegedly paying N5m into the bank account of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili – Ajumogobia.
Obla, who has been in EFCC detention for the last two days, is also a former EFCC prosecutor. A source at the EFCC said, “We still need to keep him for interrogation. We will therefore approach a court to get a remand order.” The PUNCH had exclusively reported on Tuesday that Ofili-Ajumogobia was quizzed by the EFCC for allegedly receiving N5m from a senior advocate through her bank account.
On Wednesday, Obla, who used to be an EFCC prosecutor, was identified as the senior advocate who made the mysterious payment and was detained by the EFCC. Read more