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EFCC Arrests Helen Ogunleye,Lagos High Court Registrar Notorious For Matching Senior Lawyers With Corrupt Judges




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last Thursday arrested Helen Ogunleye, a registrar at the Federal High Court in Lagos with a record of pairing up senior lawyers with corrupt judges to pervert justice. Our sources said she was detained overnight before being granted bail on Friday. SaharaReporters further learned that forensic investigations of some of the high-profile lawyers undergoing prosecution by the agency show that Mrs. Ogunleye has also been a conduit for transferring cash from the lawyers to some of the corrupt judges. Some of our sources gave the example of an analysis of telephone calls from Joe Nwobike, a senior lawyer recently arrested by the EFCC, which showed that Mrs. Ogunleye had previously helped pair him with a federal high court judge who is now serving in the Jos Division. Several text messages between her and some judges also show that she had perfected a way to funnel bribes to them. Mrs. Ogunleye is said to be cooperating with EFCC investigators.

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