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ICPC arrests ex-Court of Appeal Justice over N200m bribe

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-Justice Tsamiya demanded the bribe from Mr. Nnamdi Orji, in exchange for a favourable judgment in a National Assembly election case at the Imo division of the court.

-The alleged justice has been granted bail as investigations continue.

Ex-Appeal Court Justice arrested over alleged N200m bribe

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Mohammed Tsamiya, for allegedly bribery

Justice Tsamiya was arrested and interrogated for allegedly demanding N200 million bribe.

The ICPC claimed that the retired justice demanded the bribe from Mr. Nnamdi Orji, in exchange for a favourable judgment in a National Assembly election case at the Imo division of the court.

The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, the crime was perpetrated in 2015, adding that the offence, contravenes Section 10 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000,

The statement reads: “The retired Justice asked Orji, who was the candidate for All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency, to give him N200 million to influence the court’s decision in his favour.

“Orji had approached the court to seek redress in a case involving alleged inflation of the result of election in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia, which he had earlier lost to his opponent, Mr. Nkole Ndukwe, at the National Assembly Election Tribunal.

“Tsamiya was alleged to have convinced the appellant of getting a favourable judgment from the court upon the payment of the money.”

Okoduwa added that “Tsamiya has since been granted bail by the commission upon the fulfillment of his bail conditions, even as investigation continues.”

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Updated on December 15, 2017 at 8:05 am