The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently investigating four Abuja Federal High Court Judges for allegedly frustrating corruption cases brought before them for trial.
The judges are said to have issued suspicious injunctions and soft landing for suspects, thus making their courts attractive for suspects seeking to frustrate their cases.
According to The Nation, who spoke to a source in the EFCC, the anti-graft agency became suspicious following the issuance of spurious injunctions by the four judges.
“In the past few weeks, we have discovered that almost every day, there was one judgment or the other against us. We have been subjected to arrangee injunctions.”
“Some judges in the FCT have been bought over by some high-profile suspects on trial for corruption. From our findings, four judges are involved.”
“We are trying to reach out to the Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Ishaq Bello on our observations and the ethics of the Bench. What these big suspects do is that they always try to compromise these four judges. Thereafter, they bring applications to their courts under the enforcement of fundamental human rights to get reprieve and frustrate investigation by EFCC.”
“Even before we interrogate these suspects, the judges would have issued orders for their release.”