Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia has been granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos to the tune of ten million naira and one surety in like sum.
She was also ordered to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia on an 18 count bordering on money laundering and other related offences.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is back in court on an 18 count charge which borders on Conspiracy, Unlawful enrichment,Indirectly concealing 5 million naira in a diamond bank account in may 2014, thereby violating section 15 sub section 2 (D)of the money laundering act (2011) and section 39 subsection 2 (A).
Upon filing the charge the prosecution counsel led by Rotimi Oyedepo included Godwin Obla, a senior Advocate of Nigeria as the second defendant in the case. Although the 2nd defendant was absent in court,the proceedings went on to hear the 18 count charge filed against Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia.
After listening to the charges, Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
In his submission, defence counsel asked the court to consider an oral application for bail, taking judicial notice that the first defendant is still a judicial officer and that the offences are bailable.
After arguements from both counsel, Justice Aikawa ruled that the defendant be granted bail to the tune of ten million naira with one surety in like sum.
The surety must have a landed property in lagos and must also not be below grade level 16 in the federal or state civil service.
The court also ordered the judge to deposit her international passport with the deputy chief registrar.
These conditions is to be done within 10 days or the bail will be revoked.