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Justices Okoro, Ademola, Ngwuta Risk 58 Years In Jail

Three weeks after the night raid on their homes by security agencies, the Federal Government will, today, formally file corruption charges against three senior court judges out of the seven, who were arrested and quizzed, last month. The three jurists, whose cases are being filed today before the Federal High Court in Abuja, are Justices John Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, and a Federal High Court judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola.

 

The case files of the three suspects border mainly on money laundering and illegal possession of firearms while Justices Okoro and Ngwuta are to be charged with alleged money laundering, Ademola is facing charges of alleged money laundering and illegal possession of firearms.

 

The  judges may risk no fewer than 58 years in jail, if convicted as sources close to the Federal High Court in Abuja, confirmed that the cases are to be filed today by the Federal Government to signal a legal battle that may shake and reshape the Nigerian judiciary.

 

Meanwhile, there was tension on the streets of Abuja when protesting lawyers and civil society groups under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy and Citizens for good governance, kicked against what they described as attempt by the Federal Government to silence the judiciary and calls for the affected judges to step aside.

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