The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC on Wednesday re-arraigned a Judge of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Godwin Obla, over alleged money laundering charges.
EFCC charged Ofili-Ajumogobia and Obla on 18 counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful enrichment, retention of crime proceeds and money laundering.
The defendants are standing trial before Justice Rilwan Aikawa.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty to all counts of the charge.
The defendants were first charged before an Ikeja Division of the High Court, which was struck out the charge on jurisdictional grounds.
Consequent upon the dismissal of the charge, the prosecution preferred same charges against the defendants, before the Federal High Court.
While Ofili-Ajumogobia took her plea to the charge on April 18, the second defendant (Obla) was absent from court.
Ajumogobia had pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was granted a bail of N10 million with two sureties in like sum.