A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Yinusa Mohammed Nosiru and Esther Agbor has appeared before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja.
Yinusa and Esther were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission on a five count charge bothering on perversion of justice, receiving of funding to influence trial.
The troubled judge, Yinusa is being charged for receiving engaging in constant communication through text messages between him and Rickey Tarfa SAN while still presiding as a judge of the Federal High Court.
Presently, Yinusa’s arraignment is ongoing before Justice S.O Solebo
In the five count charge brought against Justice Yinusa is alleged to have received several sums of money from senior lawyers, Joseph Nwobike and Rickey Tarfa to pervert the course of justice
He was particularly alleged to have received N1.5m from Joseph Nwobike to give a favorable ruling in a matter before him.
Justice Yinusa was also allege to have on 5 March 2015, received another N750,000 from Nwobike in order to give a decision in his favour.
The EFCC also alleged that Esther Agbo being a staff of Rickey Tarfa law firm toffered Yinusa N1.5m to influence a matter which the chamber has before the him.
Justice Yinusa and Esther Agbor however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
As at the time of filing this report, Yinusa’s defence team are arguing their bail application.