Rickey Tarfa Lawyer denies paying N225,000 into Justice’s account

Rickey Tarfa said the money was deposited into the bank account of a former staff of his chambers, Mohammed Awwal Yunusa.

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Mr Rickey Tarfa (SAN) has denied paying N225,000 into the account of Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Lagos, as alleged.

According to Vanguard, he said the money was deposited into the bank account of a former staff of his chambers, Mohammed Awwal Yunusa.

The lawyer in an affidavit deposed that the bank account the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), referred to, did not belong to the Judge.

Also, Vanguard reports that Mohammed Awwal Yunusa  in his own deposition, said  “he recalled that a Rickey Tarfa’s Access bank counter cheque No. 00002065 dated January 7, 2014 for N225,000 was issued to him and he was paid as he collected the value in his Access bank account No 0060351694 held in his name, Mohammed Awwal Yunusa.”

Read: 'It wasn't a bribe,' Rickey Tarfa admits to giving judge N225,000

You will recall that the anti-graft agency Tarfa of bribing a Justice Mohammed Yunusa with the sum of N225,000.

The EFCC also accused the prominent lawyer of influencing a court judgment in favour of Micheal Igbinedion, the son of billionaire and Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.

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