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I was not invited by EFCC, Akintola cries out

Chief Niyi Akintola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has refuted reports in some online media that he had a case to answer with the EFCC over alleged bribery of a judge.

In a statement on Friday, he denied receiving any invitation from the anti-corruption agency for questioning.

Fuming at the reports which he said were riddled with a lot of misrepresentation, he said “It is not true that I was in Abuja yesterday (Thursday) to defend an indicted judge before the NJC. I was with the AGF, the first visit since he came into office and we had a fruitful discussion on certain issues in line with what I had said publicly at different fora. I left his office at past 2pm.”

It would be recalled that the Commission had invited some judges including Uwani Abba-Aji, James Agbadu-Fishim, Mohammed Yunusa, Nganjiwa Hyledzira, and Musa Kurya.

The invitations are part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the Nigerian judiciary.