APC legal adviser, Banire steps down over alleged N500,000 judge bribery

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire has resigned over allegations of N500,000 judge bribery.

Banire is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly giving N500,000 to Justice Terseer Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court.

The former Lagos Commissioner however claimed the money was a gift to the judge who he referred to as an old friend.

He announced his decision in a letter dated November 8, written to  APC National Executive Committee through the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, and copied to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

Banire said he was stepping down pending the outcome of the investigation by the EFCC.

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