TVC N. One of the judges who turned herself in to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia has revealed some clues into the corruption investigation currently ongoing.
While under investigation, she has revealed how she got an N18 million loan from the managing director of a leading oil and gas company to buy a house in London while still serving as a federal high court judge.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is one of the six judges being probed over alleged corrupt practices while serving in the temple of justice. She turned herself in to the EFCC only last week and is undergoing routine questioning by the security agents over suspected cash receipts.
She has admitted that she actually got the N18 million as a soft loan from a ‘family friend’ who happens to be a major player in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil industry with a view to buying a house in London, United Kingdom.
According to Vanguard, a source who confirmed the discovery of the amount of money during the investigation also revealed, the amount was wired to a foreign account from the judge’s domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the UK.
The EFCC has not however revealed the location of the property in the UK to avoid jeopardizing the investigation which is still ongoing. Currently they are questioning the MD of the firm which granted the N18m loan. The MD was at the office of the commission on the night of October 31 and it has not been revealed if he will be released yet.
It is important to note that Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia is the same federal high court judge that was caught by EFCC detectives in a fake hospital admission scandal in Lagos.