Saturday, 29 October 2016

Bribery: EFCC invites four more SANs for questioning

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited four more Senior Advocates of Nigeria for questioning for allegedly transferring huge sums of money to the bank accounts of some judges currently
under investigation.

This is coming after the quizzing of four SANs earlier invited by the anti-graft agency for also allegedly bribing judges.

A top EFCC operative disclosed to our correspondent that the senior lawyers were invited on Friday to explain why they had transferred the huge sums of money to the bank accounts of the judges under probe.

However, the EFCC source declined to disclose the amounts of money involved or the names of the lawyers  it had recently invited for questioning.

“We had earlier invited four SANs for the same reason and we have just invited four more, bringing the number to eight..  I can tell you that our investigation revealed that huge sums of money were transferred to some judges by the senior lawyers but for now, we cannot mention their names or the amounts of money involved,” the source said.

The EFCC had said it was investigating eight judges and two court registrars over corrupt practices, adding that the investigation had got to an advanced stage.

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