ALLEGED N200M BRIBE: ICPC QUIZZES EX-COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICE TSAMIYA

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested and quizzed a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, for alleged bribery scandal.

Tsamiya was interrogated for allegedly demanding N200 million bribe from Mr. Nnamdi Orji in exchange for a favourable judgement in a National Assembly election case that was pending before the Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal. A statement by ICPC spokesperson Mrs. Rasheedat A. Okoduwa (mni) said the judge committed the offence in 2015.

The statement said: “The offence, which violates Section 10 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 was alleged to have been committed in 2015, when the retired Justice asked Mr. Orji, who was the candidate for All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency, to give him N200 million to enable him influence the court’s decision in his favour.