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EFCC accuses Justice Rita Ajumogobia of N18m Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered a financial transaction amounting to N18m by Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia, one of the six judges under investigation. 

On Tuesday before Justice Ajumogobia was spotted at EFCC office in Lagos State, the N18 million was wired to a foreign account from the judge’s domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the United Kingdom.

EFCC sources said Ajumogbobia owned up to the money but claimed it was a loan obtained from a family friend, Daily Trust reports. "The ‘family friend’, who is chairman of an Oil and Gas company, has been invited by the EFCC for questioning," the source said. 

It added that: "So far, he had told operatives that the money was an assistance he rendered to her."
The EFCC source said: "Inquiry into the loan facility as claimed by both of them showed no formal agreement or documentation as to how and when the repayment would be made."

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