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Nganjiwa, Yunusa EFCC charges judges to court

Both were involved in a major sting operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) last year.

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Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday filed corruption charges against Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa and Justice Mohammed Yunusa at the Lagos state high court.

The agency filed a 14-count charges of unlawful enrichment against Nganjiwa, and a 4-count charge of corruption and attempting to pervert the course of justice against Yunusa.

Nganjiwa was involved in a major sting operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) last year, while Yunusa was sacked by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in July last year on suspicions of accepting bribes.

Nganjiwa's charge is believed to be in reaction to six judges being recalled by the National Judicial Council (NJC) after the Federal Government failed to charge them after the October 2016 raid.

ALSO READ: National Judicial Council recalls 6 judges accused of corruption

The council had announced the recall of six out of the eight accused judges in a statement on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

They had been suspended by the council last year to enable the government try them fairly, but the government failed to charge five of them.

Nganjiwa was one the six judges asked to resume the bench on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The other recalled judges are Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Federal High Court;  John Inyang Okoro, Supreme Court; Uwani Abba Aji, Court of Appeal; Musa Kurya, Federal High Court, and Agbadu James Fishim, National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

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