Buhari Fires Judge That Dismissed EFCC's Case Against Stella Oduah
The Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC) has reportedly dismissed Justice Mohammed Yunusa for granting an injunction stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from probing Stella Oduah.
Although there were no details of the dismissal as at press time, Sahara Reporters's post on Twitter confirmed the dismissal of the Federal High Court judge.
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Recall that the senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District has said she would take up legal action against online media, Sahara Reporters.
In a statement by Francisca Onyeisi, the former minister's head of communications, Oduah said a planned court action has become necessary following Sahara Reporters's malicious allegations against her.
In its recent report, the online media alleged that the former minister carried out some fraudulent oil deals during her tenure as the minister of aviation in Nigeria.
It would also be recalled that investigators at the EFCC were of the view that the bank account was opened by Stella Oduah, who used her housemaid as the account owner in order to prevent anybody from knowing she was the real owner of the allegedly stolen N2.5 billion.
New information coming in has it that two senior EFCC sources explained that the bank account and its huge deposits was opened and operated without the knowledge of the former minister's housemaid, saying: "Senator Oduah apparently opened the account with her housemaid's name, image, and details without the housemaid knowing about it."
The NJC has also dismissed an Osun state judge, Olamide Oloyede, for writing a petition to the House of Assembly against the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola.