Three officials of the Supreme Court have been charged for fraud and forgery to the tune of N2.2billion.

According to a report by Premium Times, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami filed charges of bribe and fraud against the three officials namely Muhammed Sharif, Ahmed Saleh and Rilwanu Lawal.

The report revealed that the Nigerian government brought the charges against the three judiciary officials on Thursday, October 3, 2016 at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the charge, the defendants allegedly diverted the sum of N2.2 billion belonging to the Supreme Court to their personal bank account with number: 2027642863 at the United Bank for Africa.

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Furthermore, Muhammed Sharif, Ahmed Saleh and Rilwanu Lawal were also accused of collecting N72million as gratification contrary to the provisions of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC.