The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on November 27, 2017, summoned the twosome of John Zino and Festus Otoigiaghae before Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a three-check charge verging on connivance, acquiring by affectation and pantomime to the tune of N1m (One Million Naira).
The applicant, Victor Adoji, a representative of Zenith Bank Plc, asserted that the main litigant, Zino, disclosed to him that there was a “stinking request” against him with the Commission for keeping remote monetary standards at home.
Sixty-two-year-old Zino, who guaranteed to be a legal counselor with the Commission, additionally purportedly asked for $100, 000.00 USD(One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from Adoji for him to “settle EFCC young men keeping in mind the end goal to be given delicate landing”.
The principal litigant likewise purportedly confessed to have met the second respondent, Otoigiaghae, who composed the request of against Adoji, through a congregation part.
The petitioner(Adoji) who presumed an unfairness, was said to have moved toward the Commission, where he was advised to play alongside the denounced.
The denounced were in the end captured in a sting operation by agents of the Commission.The blamed people argued not liable when the charge was perused to them.
In perspective of their supplications, the indictment direct, Zainab Ettu, requested a trial date and asked the court to remand the blamed people in jail guardianship.
Thus, Justice Oyefeso requested the charged people to be remanded in jail authority and dismissed the case to December 18, 2017, for the knowing about the safeguard application and February 27, 2018, for initiation of trial.