Ofili-Ajumogobia also confirmed that she collected the money from a family friend.
According to Vanguard, Ofili-Ajumogobia also confirmed that she collected the money from a family friend.
An EFCC source said the money was discovered in the justice’s account while the anti-graft agency was investigating some judicial officers.
According to the source, the money was directly paid into Ofili-Ajumogobia’s domiciliary account.
The source also revealed that “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has uncovered yet another bogus financial transaction by one of the six judges under investigation, Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia.
“The Commission stumbled on the N18 million wired to a foreign account from her domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the United Kingdom. “Justice Ajumogobia owned up to the money but claimed it was a loan obtained privately from a family friend.
“The ‘family friend’, who is Chairman of an Oil and Gas Company from where the funds emanated, has been invited by the commission for questioning. So far, he has told operatives that the money was an assistance he rendered to her.”
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia had earlier shunned an invitation sent to her by the anti-graft agency.