Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court has reduced the bail conditions imposed on Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia, a federal judge, and Godwin Obla, a Senior advocate of Nigeria.
The counsel for the defendants filed an application to vary the bail conditions imposed by the court, having been unable to raise the N20 million deposit.
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, and Obla, are facing a 30 count charge of fraud and money laundering brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The commission accused Obla of bribing the embattled judge with a sum of N5 million to perverse cause of justice.
They were granted bail on self-recognition by justice Oshodi on the 28th of November, 2016 however with some conditions.
Counsel to EFCC, Mr. Rotimi Oyedeepo did not oppose the application for variation stating that the variation is at the discretion of the court since the court has opted to grant the defendant bail against the commission’s stiff opposition.
The judge replaced the N20 million with a bail bond of the same sum to be provided within one week.