Judicial Cleansing: EFCC Arrests Federal High Court Registrar, Helen Ogunleye


Helen Ogunleye, a Federal Court Registrar have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of corruption and in line with the ongoing cleansing of the judiciary by the Federal Government.

According to reports by Sahara Reporters, she is notorious for pairing Nigerian senior Lawyers with corrupt Judges.

Speaking on the issue, a Nigerian citizen gave a piece of his minds on nairaland. Read below:

“Finally. Helen Ogunleye was the last piece missing, and now game on.

“Helen Ogunleye will sing like a Canary to save herself, and all these Judges will be thrown under the bus so fast, it will be like an hungry man swallowing a morsel of Poundo Yam with Vegetable Soup.

See Also: Arrest Of Judges Is An Attack On Corruption Not Judiciary – Buhari

“What the Government needs to do now, is cut a deal with Helen Ogunleye, granting her some immunity of sort to spill all the secrets of the Courts, and how all illegal dealings are done, which is not limited to JUDGEMENT FOR SELL to the highest bidders only.

“Nigerians complain of Power Supply, and that is why Buhari should re-visit the MIKANO sharing of Generators worth Millions of Naira each, to High Court Judges in Nigeria as a gift under Goodluck Jonathan to use at their home.

EFCC Arrests Federal High Court Registrar, Helen Ogunleye

“Judges are not even suppose to accept gifts.

“Since the sharing of those Generators, there have been an effort to sabotage Nigeria’s power supply, by agents of Mikano Generators, and Judges have been bought already just in case people decide to pursue a legal redress.

Read More: Femi Falana Slams NBA Leadership For Demanding The Unconditional Release Of Arrested Judges

“Something tells me Governor Wike’s wife who is also a Judge, will soon be getting a visit from the DSS soon, as there is no way she could not have been a GO BETWEEN for her husband, and those he paid for the Judgement to make him remain as the Governor of Rivers State.

“Our Judiciary is very corrupt,and it needs to be cleaned, sanitized and made to be impartial to everybody.”

The Nigerian judiciary came under fire last week with the arrest of seven judges, including two of the Supreme Court, who were picked up in the raids between Friday night and Saturday morning by operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, and are expected to be charged to court from today, October 10.

The detained judges include two Supreme Court judges – Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro; the suspended Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya, who was picked up in Sokoto; Justice Adeniyi Ademola (Federal High Court); the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike;  Justice Kabiru Auta of Kano State High Court; and Justice Muazu Pindiga (Gombe State High Court).

President Muhammadu Buhari has described their arrest as an attack on corruption and not the judiciary.