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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Olotu denies EFCC’s allegation of N2bn in foreign


BENIN—A retired Federal High Court judge, Justice Gladys Olotu, has denied the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that it had traced about N2 billion to her foreign account.
EFCC21Justice Olotu, who denied the claim in a chat with Vanguard, yesterday in Benin, Edo State, explained that the domiciliary account which she opened with First Bank, United Kingdom, was contained in the Code of Code Form which she had earlier submitted to the body, adding that the account had no substantial money in it.
She said: “The account is there for all to see. What is there is about 37 pounds sterling and this is contrary to the allegation by EFCC that it had traced N2 billion to my foreign account. I call on the EFCC to investigate the account.
“They should also carry out a detailed investigation into the case where I was alleged to have received a bribe of N2 billion. The woman who was alleged to have bribed me with the amount is a widow and has not been paid anything by the company i”nvolved in the case.
“They should investigate where she got the money to bribe me. They should name the account and who made the payment.”
She insisted that when she was interrogated by the EFCC, they did not ask her any question relating to the alleged N2 billion bribe and wondered why the issue suddenly surfaced.
It will be recalled that Justice Olotu was compulsorily retired from the Federal High Court by the Federal Government over alleged misconduct and she had blamed her predicament on some highly placed persons in government and the judiciary, who she claimed vowed to deal with her for refusing to do their bidding in a case before her.

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