EFCC quizzes Justice Ajumogobia’s children over alleged $793,800 bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday quizzed the children of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia who is being investigated for allegedly receiving $793,800 bribe.

The judge had reportedly received the bribe through a company account in Diamond Bank, Nigel & Colive Ltd, which she owns jointly with her children.

It was gathered that the children had refused to honour an invitation by the EFCC last week.

The operatives of the anti-graft agency were said to have gone to the judge’s home in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday with a search warrant.

It was also gathered that her brother-in-law, Odein Ajumogobia (SAN), who is a former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs promised to bring the children to the EFCC office.

A detective said, “About a week ago, we gave an invitation letter to Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia and asked her to give it to her two children. However, they never honoured the invitation. So, today (Wednesday), we went to the house with a search warrant but they refused to open the door. A former Minister, Odein Ajumogobia, who happens to be the judge’s brother-in-law, promised us that he would bring the children around 3pm, so we left.

“We invited her children because their names featured in our investigation. So, we invited them to hear their own side of the story. The minister honoured his promise because the children were brought to our officer around 3pm.”

It was learnt that they were still being drilled as at press time.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia had been arraigned on November 28 alongside Godwin Obla (SAN) who was alleged to have given her a N5m bribe.

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