Posted on Fri 9 Jun 2017, 11:14 AM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed fresh charges against two judges who were recently recalled by the National Judicial Council.

The judges, Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, and Mohammed Yunusa are among the six judges recalled by the NJC on Saturday.

The NJC had identified the government’s failure to charge them to court as the key reason for recalling them.

The government had slammed the decision and vowed to charge the judges to court soon.

Now the EFCC has filed charges against two of the judges.

The anti-graft agency filed a 14-count charge against Justice Nganjiwa, accusing him of unlawful enrichment (13 counts) and “making ‎false information to an officer of the EFCC” (one count).

While Yunusa was hit with a 4-count charge bordering corruption and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They are both judges of the Federal High Court in Lagos and the charges were filed before the Lagos High Court.

 

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