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Court admits exhibits in Rickey Tarfa’s alleged bribery case

Rickey Tarfa

A Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Thursday admitted two exhibits in evidence against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rickey Tarfa, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on bribery and sundry charges.

The EFCC arraigned Tarfa on March 10, 2016 on the allegation that he offered N5.3m gratification to a judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, in order to allegedly compromise the judge.

The anti-graft agency claimed that Tarfa transferred the money in several tranches to the judge between June 27, 2012 and December 23, 2014.

The EFCC also alleged in the 27 counts it filed against Tarfa, that the SAN lied about his age and failed to declare his asset to the commission upon his arrest on February 5, 2015.

The EFCC prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the SAN violated Section 64 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, No.11, 2011.

But Tarfa pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday, the EFCC, through its second witness, Tosin Owobo, tendered two exhibits in furtherance of its claims against Tarfa.

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