The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a former judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, over allegations of money laundering.
The troubled former judge was arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
As of the time of filing this report, Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia pleaded not guilty to the 18-count charge as instituted against her by the anti-graft agency.
On Tuesday, Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja High Court, Lagos, had struck out corruption charges against Ofili-Ajumogobia, but she was immediately rearrested by the EFCCC right on the court premises.
EFCC later explained that the arrest was made in order to file fresh criminal charges against her.