FG charges S/Court Chief Registrar, 2 others over alleged N2.2bn bribe

The Federal Government, on Thursday, filed a nine-count criminal charge against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo Saleh and two others, over alleged N2.2 billion fraud at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Others named in the charge no. CR/13/2016 and dated November 3, 2016, are Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal, all members of staff of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The defendants are specifically accused of conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and taking gratification by public officers contrary to Section 10 (a) (i) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and punishable under the same section of the Act.

One of the defendants and the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Saleh, is the preferred candidate for the post of secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC).