November 29, 2016

Banker Confesses: I Helped Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Move Cash From Court

An official of Diamond Bank Plc, Ademola Oshodi, told a Lagos State High Court on Monday that he managed the bank account of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia domiciled in the bank.

Mr. Oshodi told the court that he regularly visited Ofiili-Ajumogobia’s chamber on the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, to collect huge cash sums for onward deposit into the judge’s account.
The banker opened up that whenever the money was above the lawful threshold that could be deposited into the judge’s account, he split it into two, deposited a portion into Ofili-Ajumogobia’s account and the remaining portion into his own personal account.

He explained that he would subsequently transfer the money from his personal account into the judge’s account.

He said at a time he had to help the judge get a Bureau de Change operator named, Abah Said, who helped her to convert Naira into US Dollars whenever the judge was not comfortable with the normal mode of transaction.

Mr. Oshodi said this on Monday when he appeared as a prosecution witness before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, where Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was arraigned with Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for alleged bribery and unlawful enrichment.