President Buhari’s effort to cleanse the judicial system of corrupt elements took a step forward Thursday with the institution of a nine count criminal charge against the Registrar of the supreme, Ahmed Sule and two others for alleged N2.2bn fraud. Sale who was in line to become the to become the secretary of the Nigeria Judicial commission,NJC, was charged with Muhammad Sherif and Lawal for conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and receiving gratification.
The charges against the three read- That you Saleh Ahmed, Muhammad Sherif and Rilwan Lawal, all male, of the supreme court of Nigeria between the year 2009- 2016 did conspire to an illegal act wit- divert the sum of N2.2bn belonging to the supreme court of Nigeria into private account domiciled with UBA plc, A/C No, 2027642863, thereby committing an offence contrary to section 96 of the penal code punishable under section 97 of the penal code. The office of the Attorney General of the Federation filed the charges marked FCT/HC/CR/13/2016 .
The allegations against Saleh and others is believed to have been unearthed by the recent raid by the operatives of the Department of State Services on the homes of two Supreme Court judges and some offices at the supreme court complex. The accused persons allegedly diverted the sum of N2.2bn belonging to supreme court and received N74.4m bribe between 2009 and 2016.
The firms from whom they allegedly received the gratification are Willysdave Ltd., Welcon Nig. Ltd., Dean Musa Nig. Ltd., Ababia Ventures Ltd. and MBR Computers Ltd.
Ahmed Gambo Saleh is a graduate of both Bayero University kano and Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto and hails from Jigawa State.