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ICPC arraigns Nigerian judge, Margaret Igbeta, who opened an account in the name of her maid and saved N840million in 11 years

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has approached a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, for an order of interim injunction for the forfeiture of N840 million traced to a retired President of the Benue State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Margaret Igbeta.

The Commission, in an ex-parte motion filed at the court, said that the order would stop Justice Igbeta from accessing the money alleged to have been obtained through fraudulent activities in the course of her official duties.

ICPC noted that the request for the interim forfeiture was filed pursuant to Section 48 (1), (2) and (3) (a) and (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and Section 6 (6)(a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

Igbeta is being accused by ICPC investigators of opening an account in the name of her housemaid, Theodora Atsu on the 5th of March, 2008, with an initial deposit of N8 million.

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