Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Rickey Tarfa, on Friday February 19, 2016 denied allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he bribed a Federal High Court, Lagos, judge to the tune of N225,000 . . .
Tarfa said that the money was for the judge’s father-in-law’s burial.
At the resumed hearing in the N2.5billion fundamental rights suit by Tarfa, in which he is challenging his arrest and detention by the EFCC, as well as the confiscation of his phones and car, he said through his lead counsel, Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN, that the money was a donation towards the burial of the judge’s father-in-law, late Alhaji Audi Garba Damasa.
Mr. Ricky Tarfa, SAN, was also accused of willfully obstructing two officers of the EFCC, Moses Awolusi and Sanusi Mohammed from arresting Gnanhooue Sourou and Nazaire Odeste, who were suspected to have committed economic and financial crimes in contravention of Section 38(2) (a) of the EFCC Establishment Act of 2004.
Also, he was alleged to have engaged in improper communication with Justice M. Yunusa of the Federal High Court Lagos between May 11 and June 25, 2015 while the case between the EFCC and two others was pending before the judge.
Senior Nigerian lawyer, Rickey Tarfa, center, arraigned; floods court with over 90 SANs
NEWS: N225,000 bribe to Judge – money was for judge’s father-in-law’s burial – Tarfa
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