There was a mild drama at the premises of an Ikeja High Court in Lagos today as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission apprehended Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court after corruption charges against her was struck out.
Officials of the EFCC surrounded Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia as she attempted to leave the courtroom after the ruling by Justice Hakeem Oshodi.
Upon sighting the officials, the judge made a hasty retreat and went back upstairs into Justice Oshodi’s courtroom to seek the protection of the court from the EFCC officials.
Justice Oshodi, when notified about the development, said there was nothing he could do as the file has been closed.
However, when Justice Oshodi’s court rose, Justice Ajumogobia was apprehended by some EFCC officials who whisked her away in a white Hilux van.
Justice Oshodi, in a ruling struck out the thirty-one count charge filed by the EFCC against Justice Ajumogobia and Obla on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit.