By Abdulwahab Abdulah
A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Yinusa Mohammed has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, before an Ikeja High Court for offence of corruption.
Arraigned alongside Yinusa is one Esther Agbo, a staff of Rickey Tarfa law chambers, based in Lagos.
The duo of Justice Yinusa and Esther Agbo however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Yinusa according to the charges brought against him before Justice Sherifat Solebo by the EFCC was alleged to have received several sums of money from two senior advocates, Joseph Nwobike and Rickey Tarfa to pervert the course of justice.
He was particularly alleged to have received N1.5m from Joseph Nwobike to give a favorable ruling in a matter before him.
Beside the Judge was also alleged to have on March, 5th, 2015, received another N750,000 from Nwobike in order to give a decision in his favour.
The EFCC also alleged that Esther Agbo being a staff of Rickey Tarfa law firm offered Yinusa N1.5m to influence a matter which the chamber has before him.
As at the time of filing this report, Yinusa’s defence team are arguing their bail application.