A Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has been
busted by detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission in a hospital admission racket in Lagos.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia on Wednesday morning told EFC officials
by phone that she was on admission in a Lagos hospital in Ikoyi to
explain away the reason she could not respond to the anti-graft
agency’s invitation for interrogation in the last two days.
Five other judges, Mohammed Nasir Yunusa, Hyeladzira Ajiya
Nganjiwa, Appellate Court Judge, Uwani Abba-Aji, Justice Agbadu
James Fishim and Musa Haruna Kurya had in the past two days
responded to EFCC invitations. Some of the judges were
accompanied by their lawyers and were reported to be cooperating
with EFCC operatives investigating alleged corruption in Nigeria's
Curiously, Ofili-Ajumogobia, one of the invited judges expected to
show up at the commission on Tuesday called in on Wednesday to
claim she was admitted into the "intensive care unit" of Golden
Cross Hospital on Bourdillon Road in Ikoyi but an attempt by EFCC
agents to pay her a “courtesy call” shows that she had not been to
the hospital since October 13, 2016.
EFCC detectives, however, found that a medical staff of the
hospital was trying to insert her name into their records as their
When they could find her in the hospital they called her on her
mobile phone to ask where she was; she restated that she was in
the intensive care unit only to cut off the call as soon as EFCC
officials told her they have searched the private hospital and
couldn’t find her.
EFCC officials told Saharareporters that the medical director of the
hospital has been invited to the commission’s office in Ikoyi to
explain his role in the latest saga.
Credit - SaharaReporters