Corruption Complicity: EFCC To Charge Seven Judges To Court


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to charge 7 of the 23 judges currently being investigated by the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) over large scale corruption complicity. 

According to a report by a national newspaper, Vanguard, the anti-corruption agency had already established enough evidence of corruption against seven of the affected judges and was ready to charge them to court any moment from now.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, is reported to have visited the Chief Justice of Nigeria and given the assurance that the judges would be charged as soon as the NJC concluded its findings on them.

Reports say the Supreme Court would first meet on the matter before an enlarged meeting of the NJC to take a final decision on the fate of the affected judicial officers. It was gathered that the panels, which sat on the petitions raised against the alleged complicit judges found almost all of them culpable and accordingly recommended that they be reprimanded by the judiciary to serve as a deterrent to others in the system.

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