EEFCC Files Charges Against Recalled Judge
The charges were filed less than 48 hours after the Presidency vowed to prosecute all the judges that were reinstated by the NJC.
In the charges, the EFCC accused Federal High Court judge, Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, of receiving over $260,000 through his bank account between 2013 and 2015.
The commission also accused the judge of receiving N8.6m from unknown sources within the same period.
The commission said the sums did not correspond with the judge’s salary claiming that the judge could not explain the source of the funds
One of the charges read in part, “That you, Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa, between January 18 and December 16, 2013, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, being a judge of the Federal High Court, did enrich yourself with an aggregate sum of $144,000 through your account domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, so as to have a significant increase in your assets that you cannot reasonably explain the increase in relation to your lawful income.”
The alleged offences are in contravention of Section 82(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No. 11, 2011.