Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Federal
High Court, Bayelsa Division,
yesterday asked the chief judge
of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi
Oke, to transfer his case file to
another judge for trial.
In the alternative, he sought a
court order dismissing the charge
which he said constituted double
jeopardy against him.
Justice Nganjiwa is facing
a $260,000 and N8.65 million
(totalling about N81, 705,000)
corruption charge brought
against him by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, before Justice Adedayo
Akintoye of Igbosere High Court.
At resumed proceedings
yesterday, Nganjiwa, through
his counsel, Chief Robert Clarke
(SAN), accused the trial judge of
bias in favour of the prosecution.
Chief Clarke told the court
that he had written a letter
dated November 10, 2017, to the
administrative judge seeking
transfer of the matter to another