EFCC Arraigns Justice Fishim On Corruption Charges

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Updated July 11, 2017
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The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Justice James Agbadu Fishim of the National Industrial Court (NIC) before an Ikeja High Court over allegations of corruption.

Upon appearance in the court, Justice Fishim, pleaded not guilty to the 19-counts of bribery and corrupt enrichment.

On July 1, the anti-graft agency filed a criminal charge against him over allegations of unlawful enrichment to the tune of N4.8 million.

Justice Fishim was named as one of the judges alleged to have been bribed by Senior Advocates of Nigeria in order to pervert the course of justice.

The EFCC gave the names of the senior advocates as: Felix Fagboungbe, Paul Usoro, Enobong Etteh, Uche Obi, Muiz Banire, Adeniyi Akintola, Gani Adetola-Kaseem, Joseph Nwobike and Alliance Law Firm.

The agency in the charge claimed Fagboungbe gave the judge N1.3 million in four instalments while Usoro gave him N1.1 million in three installments.

The commission also alleged that Etteh gave the judge N400,000 in two instalments, while Adetola-Kaseem was said to have given him N100,000.

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