- The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), has arrested a retired Appeal Court judge, Justice Mohammed Tsamiya, for alleged bribe
- The judge was alleged to have demanded a N200 million bribe in exchange for a favourable judgement in a National Assembly election case
- The offence was said to have been committed in 2015
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a retired Appeal Court judge, Justice Mohammed Tsamiya, for alleged demand of bribe in exchange for a favourable judgement in a National Assembly election that is pending before the Imo state judicial division of the Court of Appeal, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the judge demanded N200 million bribe from one Nnamdi Orji who was the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), for the Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency, to enable him influence the court's decision in his favour.
Orji had approached the Court of Appeal for a redress in a case he had earlier lost at the National Assembly election petition tribunal to Nkole Ndukwe. He had alleged that the result of election in the Arochukwu local government of Abia state was inflated.
The retired judge was alleged to have assured the appellant of getting a favourable judgement from the court upon the payment of the money.
The ICPC said Justice Tsamiya has since been granted bail after fulfilling his bail conditions even as investigation continues.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a high court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, December 5, adjourned the corruption case involving Fortune Fiberesima, former doctor of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, to Janauary 16, 2018.
Fiberesima was accused of abuse of position as chief physician to Jonathan in 2012. He was alleged to have awarded contracts worth N258.9 million and N36.9 million to a company he had interests in.
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