Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#CODED-ish News::Nigerian Judge sacked in Gambia over bribe

2:30 AM

Justice Joseph Wowo

A Nigerian judge Justice Joseph Wowo has been sacked for soliciting a N2.3 million bribe from a Gambian-based Dutch businessman in return for a favourable judgment in a land dispute case, an online medium, Premium Times, reports.Wowo, who hails from Delta State, was a former President of the Gambian Court of Appeal. He was caught on tape holding a surreptitious meeting with the former Gambian Justice Minister, Lamin Jobarteh (who has also been sacked), a Dutch national, AndrĂ© Klaarbergen, and his Nigerian lawyer simply identified as Mene, negotiating a price to subverting the judgment of a Gambian High Court over a land dispute case, which Mr. Wowo agrees the Dutch rightly lost.

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